Here is my problem.
I have a GUI widget, in ruby-gnome, and I have buttons.
Each button plays a video file.
I use system() for this, and mplayer.
When I click the button, all works well, mplayer plays the
The problem is that, while mplayer plays this file, the
rubygnome GUI “freezes”, until that mplayer window is
Is there a way to somehow allow the background GUI frame
to not freeze? On the commandline I can play multiple
videos, from different KDE konsole tabs, so I wonder that
must be possible in a GUI too, perhaps via a thread or