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authorwm4 <wm4@nowhere>2013-09-15 02:13:54 +0200
committerwm4 <wm4@nowhere>2013-09-15 02:13:54 +0200
commita87298e5015f083b6ea294f578dc0d54e1f0f88f (patch)
treea2ddd9ec2264a64dec1a28163e9a19e3feca8d3f /DOCS
parent534842b69400698435c7937f15a1347ba12ff605 (diff)
mplayer: don't run heartbeat command while paused
This is commonly used to disable the screensaver with broken/non- standard X screensavers. During pause, the screensaver should not be disabled, so not calling this command while paused seems sensible. See github issue #236.
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diff --git a/DOCS/man/en/options.rst b/DOCS/man/en/options.rst
index 8ac563004a..e1134ef864 100644
--- a/DOCS/man/en/options.rst
+++ b/DOCS/man/en/options.rst
@@ -989,7 +989,8 @@
Command that is executed every 30 seconds during playback via *system()* -
i.e. using the shell. The time between the commands can be customized with
- the ``--heartbeat-interval`` option.
+ the ``--heartbeat-interval`` option. The command is not run while playback
+ is paused.
.. note::
@@ -1002,7 +1003,8 @@
This can be "misused" to disable screensavers that do not support the
proper X API (see also ``--stop-screensaver``). If you think this is too
complicated, ask the author of the screensaver program to support the
- proper X APIs.
+ proper X APIs. Note that the ``--stop-screensaver`` does not influence the
+ heartbeat code at all.
.. admonition:: Example for xscreensaver