Disable Screensaver! when MP is running (1 Viewer)

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This is a MUST for a HTPC.

We want to protect our expensive TVs from plasma burn with Screensavers, But when we using MP, we dont want the screensaver activated.

thanks.

To the team: This is the best HTPC application I've ever used. My cheers!
 

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  • April 22, 2004
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    Frodo made this just yet for you guys :)

    01-06-2004 general : added : MP now disables the screensaver if movie/tv/vis. is fullscreen
     
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    Does not work for me (0.0.0.10 - myTV - power saving)

    I am not using a screensaver per se, instead I have set the power saving function to bring the screen off.
    Using 0.0.0.10 yesterday I noticed the screen was going off when watching fullscreen TV. (1st time I was watching a whole show with MP. I am not implying it worked before.)
    With the same settings the hauppauge wintv app. keeps the screen awake.

    I also tweaked the power management features in my Bios, to no avail.

    Does screensaver blocking works for you currently ?
     

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    I have not seen this happen.
    But powersaving and screensaver are 2 different thing
     
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    MrMario64 said:
    I have not seen this happen.
    But powersaving and screensaver are 2 different thing
    Shall I report it in the bug section ? (with a little more detail)
     

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    I don't think it's a bug.
    It's a non written feature.
     
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    allright. I hope it will come one day because screen off reduces power consumption and does not steal cycles from the CPU when it is busy ripping something.
     

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