[MPlayer-DOCS] Man page info on "-loop 0" flag for streaming

The Wanderer wanderer at fastmail.fm
Fri Dec 29 15:51:47 EET 2017

On 2012-05-14 at 09:05, Brett wrote:

> On Mon, 14 May 2012 07:11:11 -0400 compn <tempn at twmi.rr.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 May 2012 15:47:49 +1000, Brett wrote:
>>> Could it be changed to something like:
>>>-loop <number>
>>>              Loops movie playback <number> times.  0 means forever, and should be used to keep (for example) streaming radio connected.
>> would this work? 'Loops movie playback <number> times. 0 means
>> forever. Use 0 to automatically reconnect to live streaming urls.'
>> -compn
> Hi Compn,
> Yes that would work. Speaking for myself, if experiencing problems
> with streams dropping out I would search for the word "stream" in
> the man page, so this would be findable.

Five-and-a-half years later, t looks like no such change was ever made.
As I agree that this would be worth documenting (although I can see in
hindsight why this option would have that effect, it would never have
occurred to me to try it for that purpose), I attach a patch to make the
suggested change.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw
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