[Mplayer-users] Remote control of mplayer

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Mon Apr 9 22:37:20 CEST 2001


> I just wanted to know if it is possible to do a kind of remote control of
> mplayer from another application with inter process communication. I.e. I
> want to write a simplified UI for that really nice mplayer, but don't want
> to change mplayer itself.
> Just basic functions like fast forward and backward (like right or left
> cursor) and stop (ESC key). How could this be done?
Start mplayer with popen() from your application, so you can send key
codes to it. I've not tried, but it must work...

> And another thing: Is it possible to tell the mplayer to jump to a certain
> position in a playing movie by seconds? At the moment i just can find an
> option for a byte value (-sb), which actually doesn't make much sense to me
> ;o)
-ss (skip seconds) is your option, but it works only for mpeg files.

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

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