Showing a video: which package works best?

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Jun 20 01:27:27 UTC 2013

On 19/06/13 23:37, Bas Roufs wrote:
> Hello Everybody,
> Less then an hour ago, I posted you this question:
>> this Friday evening I need to publicly show a video via a beamer. So, I need to use a safe package I can rely on.
>> Who has practical video show experience with VLC, Dragon Player or any other package?
> Now, I need to reformulate this question.
> About one hour ago, I tried both VLC and Dragonplayer while Kontact,
> akonadi and  virtuoso were still running. The film had a lot of
> hiccups because Kontact, akonadi and virtuoso "eat"  often all the
> available CPU.
> A few minutes ago, I disabled Nepomuk, Virtuoso and Kontact. After
> doing so, both VLC and Dragonplayer worked perfectly well.
> Nepomuk I switched off via SYSTEM SETTINGS > desktop search. Kontact
> and Virtuoso, I 'killed' via the "system activity"  window from the
> panel.
> My question is now: are these measures enough to make sure that not
> any process will interfere the film at some moment?
> I would appreciate getting one or a few answers to this question.

In VLC, go:

Tools>Preferences>Show Settings ALL (bottom left)>Video>Disable Screensaver

and then move (back) to the ADVANCED tab and there select Inhibit Power 


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