Electricsheep and SMPlayer

Problem: If xscreensaver is disabled from ~/.mplayer/config, electricsheep will not work, since it uses the mplayer engine.
Solution: Create a mplayer profile for SMPlayer different than the default one. Let’s call it “smplayer”. Place the following in ~/.mplayer/config:

# Write your default config options here!

[smplayer]
# Disable screensaver.
heartbeat-cmd="xscreensaver-command -deactivate >&- 2>&- &"

[default]

#

Note there should be an empty line below the default profile.

Make SMPlayer use its dedicated profile: Preferences > Advanced > Options for MPlayer > Options: -profile smplayer

Now xscreensaver will be disabled only when media is played by SMPlayer.

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