[mythtv-users] Mplayer Ignores Keyboard Commands

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 21:29:18 EST 2005


On 12/3/05, Jared Warren <jawarren at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I'm setting up my mythtv box incrementally, so before I added a
> remote, I wanted to make sure I could do everything with a keyboard --
> unfortunately I can't. Using the video plugin, once mplayer starts
> playing a video, no keyboard commands (including q or [esc] to quit)
> are operable. Xorg keyboard commands (eg: Alt-Ctl-+) do work as does
> mplayer control via the mouse wheel. Mplayer commands work when it is
> not being started by mythtv.
>
> I'm running mythtv-0.18.1-5 on Ubuntu/breezy. The VideoDefaultPlayer
> command is `mplayer -fs -zoom -quiet -vo gl2 %s` (the gl2 is to fix
> GeForce2 tv output, but the problem persists with xv as a video output
> driver). The problem also seems to occur using totem-xine as a video
> player (but it was screwy and I didn't spend much time on it).
>
> Can anyone think of a solution? Thanks!


What are you using for a window manager?  You might need to adjust the focus
settings, or maybe even change window managers.

Carl Fongheiser
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