[MPlayer-users] New Mplayer Release???

Jan Knutar jknutar at nic.fi
Thu Jul 10 03:14:30 CEST 2003

On Thursday 10 July 2003 02:28, you wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> DOCS/bugreports.html] Hi!
> > I'm not the original poster, but, to me, a named pipe, or even a
> > socket, where mplayer would listen for commands would be perfect.
> > Maybe even something in the same style as XMMS and its
> > xmms_remote_* API for controlling xmms..
> >
> > (and yes, I'm aware of -slave)
> You can pause,start,stop with slave. Or I misunderstand?

Yes, but you have to pipe it into mplayer first. Or atleast, I thought you had,
until I reread the man page and discovered -input file, I haven't tested it yet, but
-slave and -input file sounds just like what I need, a fifo to pipe commands into
mplayer, from a program that is always resident. (I'm making my own remtoe control) :-)

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