Multi-threaded MPlayer

I want to make MPlayer utilise more than one core. I searched a bit and found a tutorial and a discussion about this. The solution is to run the mplayer executable with the -lavdopts option like this:
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Scaled electricsheep

I am using Slackware 14.1, but decided to upgrade MPlayer to the version available in -current (20150425 at the moment). I installed the new dependency libvdpau from SBo, although it can be compiled from the script in -current, too. Similarly, I re-compiled and upgraded electricsheep and xscreensaver to their versions in -current. Read the rest of this entry »

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: Read the rest of this entry »