Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#11 new enhancement

Add video support

Reported by: jhamrick Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: server
Keywords: Cc:


Gutenbach can play audio, and even play the audio /from/ videos, but it can't play videos. It would be cool if it could grab the display and fullscreen a video on it. Of course, if users are allowed to send their own videos from their own machines, we need to take into account that sending the entire video from their hard drive to the Gutenbach server is rather unfeasible -- we'll need to figure out some way to stream it.

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comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by quentin

I actually already added this to Gutenbach - but the problem is that it requires machine-specific work to get mplayer into a state where it is able to play video. Think PulseAudio? in system mode, but 10 times harder.

I really don't know what the right answer is - maybe we should take over the machine's X configuration, like we have been thinking about doing for Pulse. To do it right, you would want to disable gdm/*dm and start an X server for CUPS.

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