streaming in Linux?

Hart Larry chime at
Mon Feb 20 14:02:14 UTC 2012

Well actually, as another alternative, you can play video in xvfb   but it 
takes some setting up.  Many sites which normally I cannot play an exact url in 
mplayer  I can play in this xvfb way in which you call firefox from a 
commandline, but you cannot interact.
Here are some lines from my .alias in my Debian system
#   setenv DISPLAY ':99'
#           no longer needed in Debian, slightly different Xvfb setup
#   alias ff 'firefox   --display=:99   -P nullvideo   '
#  alias ff 'xvfb-run  firefox -no-remote -a nullvideo -P nullvideo '
alias ff "xvfb-run -a  -s '-screen 0 640x480x16'  firefox -no-remote -a 
nullvideo -P nullvideo "
alias rp "xvfb-run -a  -s '-screen 0 1024x768x16' 
/opt/real/RealPlayer/realplay "
Hope that helps many of you

More information about the Blinux-list mailing list