Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on March 03, 2006 12:35 AM
Actually, you can watch a movie from the command line using mplayer<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-). With mplayer you can start up a movie in the frame buffer without starting X. This can even make a movie watchable if you have a fair amount of processing power, but not a decent DRI capable driver for your video card. In my experience though, audio synchronization can be a bit of an issue (but it is adjustable).