ffplay disables DPMS timeouts; no way to re-enable them during play
|Reported by:||tpavlic||Owned by:||michael|
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|Analyzed by developer:||yes|
ffplay (and mplayer) appears to disable DPMS timeouts while it runs. I can verify that "xset q" shows that DPMS is enabled and timeouts are set correctly; however, so long as ffplay (or mplayer) are open, monitors refuse to sleep.
With mplayer, I can at least issue an "xset dpms force off" and the monitors will turn off and stay off, but standby and suspend are impossible (monitors pop back on). With ffplay, even "xset dpms force off" causes monitors to pop back on.
I can understand why this is a desirable behavior for playing movies. However, some applications (e.g., the electricsheep screen saver) are not deteriorated by allowing monitors to sleep. So there should be a way to turn off this DPMS-dodging feature of ffplay (and mplayer).