I am using a spare linux (Ubuntu 10.04) box (os is non-negotiable) to playback videos while riding on a bike trainer. Additionally, I have a bluetooth heart monitor and I'd like to display my realtime heart rate overlayed on the video playback. I'll likely evolve this to include timing info as wellAssume that I have full control of acquisition of the data I want to display, that's not the issue.
I simply want a media player that I can easily script to create dynamic on-screen-displays (OSD).
I'm open to just about any media player to get the job done though VLC or mplayer would be nice...
Background - I am software developer with 10+ years experience, mainly Java,Python,Ruby,shell-script,C/C++ (order of proficiency)
UPDATE: This happens to me every time. I find the a promised google result AFTER I post a question.