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Re: HOWTO for RPi4 and -current?

mayuresh%acm.org@localhost (Mayuresh) writes:

>I'll try a different wm to check whether switching is allowed when
>omxplayer is running.

There is no "switching". omxplayer creates an overlay display and
you can tell it what size and position the overlay should have.
This is completely bypassing X. Input isn't done by X either.

To make this more sane you could create a program that opens a
top-level, overlay sized, and unmovable window that gets keyboard input
and passes that to omxplayer. That gives the illusion that the overlay
is actually the content of an X window.

You could also teach omxplayer to move the overlay, then the X window
could be moved too. This is what in former times the X video extension
would do inside the X server.

There are versions of ffmpeg (in Raspian) that include such code
and that talk to the firmware just like omxplayer. You could
try to make this work with NetBSD.

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