[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Background video when playing audio-only data

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu May 1 23:38:34 CEST 2003

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 11:56:13AM -0800, Sycotic Smith wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > please do not commit such hacks..
> > the current code is already overbloated 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Alex Beregszaszi <alex at fsn.hu>
> > (MPlayer Core Developer -- http://www.mplayerhq.hu/)
> Can this 'hack' be put on the download page as downloadable for
> anyone that wishes to overbloat their own system then? There is a
> 'want' for this by people out there.... Of course it would have to
> be maintained by the original author of the patch...

I kinda like the idea of this patch, but I think it's done in the
wrong way. IMO a better approach would be to make an interface for
audio visualization stuff, and then have one such visualization plugin
just show video from a movie file.

Then you could even do cool stuff like have video speed up and slow
down according to the sound... ;) But of course, the bigger merit
would be putting in a nice general purpose framework rather than a
very specific hack like this...

If you're interested I could write up a partial design. But on the
other hand, I think it would be much easier and cleaner to implement
something like this in MPlayer G2.


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