[kwlug-disc] Kiosk slideshow/screensaver software

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Mon Feb 28 12:22:47 EST 2011


On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 12:14:23PM -0500, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> 
> Is there an xscreensaver (or other screensaver) module that will just
> play videos from a source (as opposed to distorting the output in some
> way)? I could use VLC but then I don't know how to interrupt and
> resume videos when people use the mouse. 

... and two minutes later I found the solution to this problem: 

http://www.uluga.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1368224&page=2
http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.html#mpeg

I have not tried this yet, but it looks promising.

The other question (for the easiest way to generate these videos) is
still open. And I am still interested in other projects like this.

- Paul


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