How disable DPMS screen blanking when playing videos?

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How disable DPMS screen blanking when playing videos?

Unread postby terranigma » Tue, 03 Apr 2018, 10:12

System doesn't know there is a video playback in Browser (Pale Moon in this case) and dpms shouldn't have triggered for blank/dim the screen during playback. Other video playback apps (and Chromium) handle this issue very well on Linux. This is an old issue related with mozilla derived projects and I wonder is it possible that Pale Moon devs implement their own solution (except offering manually disabling dpms of course).
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Re: How disable DPMS screen blanking when playing videos?

Unread postby tooshorttoolong » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 20:23

My solution is to use the "watch with mpv" addon (aka mpv-youtube-dl-binding), with mpv and youtube-dl. This way I get a good video player.

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Re: How disable DPMS screen blanking when playing videos?

Unread postby terranigma » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 20:53

Yes, mpv-youtube-dl-binding also providing hardware accelerated video playback as well as viewtube + vlc plugin (which I use) but these solutions don't provide flexibility and well integrated user interface that native html5 player does.

* Native html5 video player with x11 dpms support
* Hardware accelerated video playback (vdpau or vaapi)

These are the features that I miss most with Pale Moon on Linux atm besides some minor responsiveness issues.
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