Video(s) as screensaver in Mint?

Video(s) as screensaver in Mint?

Postby a coder on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:05 pm

Is it possible to set up Mint to show videos instead of pictures in the screensaver?
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Re: Video(s) as screensaver in Mint?

Postby a coder on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:11 pm

In case anyone is interested, I just found this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... ostcount=4

to have a random list of videos you can use the playlist function of MPlayer :

The script :
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#! /bin/bash

## setup MPlayer aruments, remove -nosound if you want the video
## to play sound. If you have to specify the video driver to use
## then add that to the list
MPLAYERARGS="-nosound -nolirc -wid $XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW -nostop-xscreensaver -fs -really-quiet"

exec mplayer $MPLAYERARGS -loop 0 -shuffle -playlist /path/to/playlist

The playlist can be a simple text file with the path to a video file on each line.
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