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Old 04-21-2004, 02:16 PM   #1
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Command line multimedia

Just curious, does anyone have any ideas what kind multimedia apps are out there that don't require xFree86 like audio players and such?

I know they would probably have more limited functionality but they still might be nifty nonetheless.

Also, do you HAVE to have X-window running to play a DVD?
Old 04-21-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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You can use mplayer on the cli as well as a few others.

To view DVDs I think you will need some kind of X server, I can't see it working otherwise.
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"To view DVDs I think you will need some kind of X server, I can't see it working otherwise."

Couldn't someone just write something that directly address the video card and bypassing X-server layer?

I guess some Assembly would be required. Maybe that's more problematic with all the different cards out there.
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Originally posted by david_ross
To view DVDs I think you will need some kind of X server, I can't see it working otherwise.
Actually with a little work and configuration, you should be able to get DVD's playing at the console or CLI using mplayer and framebuffering, vesa, etc. finegan showed me at LWE in January but I'm not sure how to do it or have never attempted it myself.


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