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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Playing videos on a second display using mplayer

I decided I didn't need my home theatre pc anymore, because I don't record that much anymore (and that's the thing I liked most about it). I do however still have the need to play stuff on my tv and watch it from my bed, so I started by using mplayer to play videos to my already connected tv. I'm not covering the display setup here, just the needed information. My tv is display :0.1, I have multiple sound cards (my desktop speakers feature an internal soundcard), and the one my tv is plugged into is hw:1.0 (alsa). Putting this together with stuff lyign around on the web you get this:
DISPLAY=:0.1 mplayer -vo xv -ao alsa:device=hw=1.0 -fs /path/to/file

Using the above I have audio and video from my tv, so when I'm done watching I can turn the tv off and go to sleep... Now all I need is a remote!

1 comment:

schef said...

Hello..i made a remote ir reciver from and using lirc i made my old laptop remote control to work..very satisfactional..