[mythtv-users] mplayer still not in focus

Mike Green mikey at linuxwiz.org
Sat Jul 30 12:14:00 EDT 2005

On Wednesday 27 July 2005 08:01, Donavan Stanley wrote:
> You're willing to run a seperate X session...  Sorting top byt memory
> consumption shows my window manager (ratpoison) consuming less memory
> than the script I use to launch the frontend.

When using a lowend box I would rather use the video card's memory/gpu.  The 
PVR250 put very little load on the cpu of the box, I needed the remaining 
CPU and memory for decoding since I had no hardware decoder.

> So what you're saying is we should build a window manager into myth so
> that you don't have to run a window manager?

I am no programmer so I really have no idea.  I assume the "we" you are 
referring to is you and other myth developers?  If you are a myth 
developer, then yes, I am saying it would be nice for mythtv to be able to 
run without an external window manager.  Again, I assume a window manager 
is simply making calls to the X libraries.  I am purely guessing that 
having myth directly call whatever functions needed to handle focus and 
full screen are already present in the myth code.  Myth handles swapping 
between viewing with it's own internal viewer/menus/modules just fine.

> Except that's not what you're bitching about.  You're complaining
> about not managing to full screen apps.  (which is really two windows)
> which is one of the primary functions of....  a window manager.

So, the capability to full screen and focus windows resides in window 
managers, not the X libs?

> Yes, it's such waste it justifies the massive development effort to do
> away with X.  We look forward to your patch,

Am I incorrect in recalling that myth can use embedded QT instead of X?  I 
don't remember where I got that idea.  Regardless, admittedly, I am pretty 
much a complete dumbass when it comes to coding.  I hack around with 
various scripting languages, that is about it.  I apologize if I came 
across as "bitching".  I love my mythtv and highly appreciate the obvious 
effort that has gone into it.  No commercial product compares in my 
opinion.  My only wish is that myth could run on lower end boxes so that I 
can have 10 mythboxes running on old recycled hardware :)
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