A new Beryl demo for your pleasure

published Jun 30, 2007, last modified Dec 28, 2021

Input-enabled zoom is what's keeping me from moving to Compiz Fusion:

What you're seeing is Beryl compositing my desktop (1024x768) while playing one chapter of House M.D. in a window. Later you see me dragging the "cube" (I have a triangle setup) with desktop alpha transparency enabled, and the kiba-dock at the bottom. Finally, you see me zooming in (I have the side buttons on my IntelliMouse Explorer mapped to zoom in/out).

As I said before, it's the input-enabled zoom that's keeping me on Beryl instead of moving to Compiz Fusion. Plus, no window decorator seems to work with Compiz Fusion. However, I do feel Compiz Fusion go much faster -- therefore, I wish I could use it.

This video was captured with the Beryl video capture plugin, and filtered to AVI using the following script:


cd "$1"
for a in *.seom ; do
        kdialog --passivepopup "Starting to encode $a" &
        seom-filter "$a" | mencoder - -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=1200 -o "$2"/"$a".avi
        kdialog --passivepopup "Video $a finished encoding" &

because the seom program demanded a seom-x264 thingie I didn't have.