On Tue, 02 Sep 2008 11:31:49 -0400, FreeBSD <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I want to determine if Mplayer is working correctly. The best way to be > sure is to check if the display on the screen is changing. That's the > purpose of the screenshots.
And this works? I always thought mplayer would output the video stream via DRI / DRM, so on the screenshot, nothing would be seen... > The screenshots are taken by Nagios every 5 > minutes and the new screenshot is compared with the preceding one. But, > by now, it doesn't work because every tool we try is seeing a diffence > between 2 identical images. The images may be identical in content, but it's completely possible that other data (others than the pictural information) is coded into the file, for example date and time of creation, so the files may be different, while the pictures they show are identical. It would be useful first to "decompile" the files - create a new file that only contains pictural information, nothing more. -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"