[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: Re: changing file mid-playback
dtoso at optushome.com.au
Thu Dec 5 14:24:41 CET 2002
Tobias Diedrich <td at sim.uni-hannover.de> wrote:
>> I am trying to figure out if it would be possible to start playing one MPEG
>> file, then at some point later during it's playback, switch to another MPEG
>> file, without of course completely restarting mplayer. I don't know what the
>> file will be in advance (but will play the rotating symlinks game if that is
>> an option :-).
>> Also, assuming that this would work, can I avoid uninit & reinit of any other
>> subsystems? (I can guarantee that movies will all be of the same encoding
>> and codec -- most likely MPEG1).
>The OSD-menu code can open a new file from within mplayer. And with
> -fixed-vo it works very nicely.
>I can imagine mplayer being a very nice settop-box frontend when the
>OSD-menu code gets more refined. :-)
-fixed-vo eh? I will look into that now...
I really need to do the file change control from -slave mode (if in mplayer
at all, (see comments by Rich about fifo)), but I imagine that if the commands
are in OSD menu, and not in -slave protocol, that it shouldn't be too hard to
Thank you for the advice,
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