bino 0.8.1 released

Last year I wrote about bino, a stereoscopic video player that is usable with linux and also supports quad buffered stereo. In the meanwhile the versions 0.8 and 0.8.1 have been released. Thanks  for your work, Martin. The new versions contain some bug fixes and the following new features:

  • Adjustable ghostbusting to reduce crosstalk artifacts.
  • Parallax adjustment.
  • Mouse-based seeking.
  • Initial support for choosing an audio stream.
  • Improved compatibility with many video types.

Bino still does not work properly with linux, at least it does not display anything on my gentoo box. The good news is that my patch for bino, I provided here, still works.

The Gentoo way

For gentoo users here is my overlay including the ebuild: [download#52] Download the overlay (it includes the patch) and extract it in /usr/local/portage. Be sure to include the following line in your /etc/make.conf:


Then emerge bino and enjoy viewing your 3d movies.


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Upgrade to compiz-fusion-0.8.6

Today, when I ran the regular update of my gentoo systems there was an update for compiz-fusion in portage. The compiz update did not work out of the box on my x8_64 systems, missing keywords, blocking packages, etc.

Here is the way I got it to work. The procedure is similar to the one I described in upgrade-to-compiz-fusion-0.82.

emerge -uND world

!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy “>=x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-main-0.8.6” have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
– x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-main-0.8.6 (masked by: ~amd64 keyword)

Add to /etc/portage/package.keywords:

=x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-main-0.8.6 **
=x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-unsupported-0.8.6 **
=x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-extra-0.8.6 **
=x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-unsupported-0.8.4-r1 **

the last line is there just because I don´t know if there will be a newer version of compiz-plugins-unsuported or not.

emerge compiz-fusion

[blocks B ] x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-extra (“x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-extra” is blocking x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-extra-0.8.4-r1)
[blocks B ] x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-main (“x11-plugins/compiz-fusion-plugins-main” is blocking x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-main-0.8.4-r1)

emerge -C compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported

emerge compiz-fusion

Afterwards I had a working compiz-fusion-0.8.6.



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