[MPlayer-users] arbitrary file location seeks & "remote" control?
kees at outflux.net
Fri Nov 2 18:37:24 CET 2001
On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 07:22:57PM +0200, Arpi wrote:
> > How possible would it be to do file position seeks?
> see -ss and -sb options.
Yeah, -sb will do for the GOP start, but I'd like to be able to stop
playing after X byte using some existing (or hacked in) option.
> btw, if you want to use mplayer's stuff in your app, you should get
> mplayer.c and modify for your needs - set the start/end file position after
> opening the stream so it will play only that bytes.
Hm. That's a possibility, but I was hoping to just do IPC to control a
running mplayer. (To produce something that is visually similar to using
"-gui".) I don't want to have to keep patching my prog whenever a
new mplayer comes out. :)
What I imagined was similar to the -gui option. Maybe -pipe or something
that would take specific line-at-a-time commands from stdin (instead of
the regular keyboard controls). That way, any tool could pipe/fork/exec
to mplayer, and control it "open FILE" "seek-to..." "play" "pause", etc.
Just an idea. :)
Kees Cook @outflux.net
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