[MPlayer-dev-eng] A bug in MPlayer slave mode ?? (get_percent_pos)

RomulusPfeiffer romuluspfeiffer at uni.de
Wed Mar 3 10:40:06 CET 2004

Ok. I know that I should not write any bugreports to this mailing list. 
But in the mplayer users mailing list nobody gave me an answer to this 
question. Therefore I thought that somebody of the developers could tell 
me anything. Can anybody say me to whom I am to turn with my problem ??

Am Tue, 02 Mar 2004 16:14:27 +0100 hat RomulusPfeiffer 
<romuluspfeiffer at uni.de> geschrieben:

> Hi all,
> I'm writing a console-frontend programm in Perl for MPlayer. I want to 
> have a player mainly for listening music.
> I proceed as follows:
> I start mplayer in slave mode over a pipe and I get STDIN to read 
> informations from MPlayer and STDOUT to send commands to MPlayer.
> The problem is that the command:
> get_percent_pos
> returns always 0 until i do a seek like "seek 1\n" or whatever. Then the 
> 'get_percent_pos' command returns the correct percent value. But I have 
> this problem ONLY with MP3 files. And that really sucks because I've 
> implemented a progressbar which depends on the percent position and 
> further, I use my program mainly with MP3 files. My workaround up to now 
> is to do a "seek 0 2" or "seek -1" or whatever directly after starting a 
> new track but this is not really satisfying and sometimes one hears it 
> also :(
> I am pleased about everyone tap.

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