[MPlayer-users] any suggestion to have mplayer "always on", waiting for commands?

Charles Blackburn charlesb at summerfield-technology.co.uk
Wed Apr 9 10:50:10 CEST 2003

Pass but it sounds like a good idea, but you do realise that you put more 
stress on the bearings/motor etc and u use more power if you have it constantly spinning 
up and down :)

Charles Blackburn <charlesb at summerfield-technology.co.uk>

On Wed, 2003-04-09 at 07:24, nico berndt wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> hello everybody,
> i am looking for a way to have mplayer always on ;)
> since i am controlling it via remote i'd like it to be on "standby" all time
> so i can access the menu right away to choose a file to play.
> a possibillity would surely be to loop a clip (didn't figure how that works,
> yet), or - much better - display a .png- or .gif-file.
> playing a clip would have the big downside of having the disk running at all
> time; normally hdparm sends it to sleep after a couple of minutes of
> inactivity..

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