[MPlayer-users] Re: New Mplayer Release???
albeu at free.fr
Thu Jul 10 13:38:23 CEST 2003
Hi Konstantinos Karydas,
on Thu, 10 Jul 2003 11:58:58 +0300 you wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> DOCS/bugreports.html] Can you please make an example on this? The
> MPlayer documentation for the slave mode is pathetic and I am not sure
> how this happens. How can you pipe commands to the stdin? How can we use
> the -input file option combined with the -slave option? I know my
> questions are very general, but I've never been involved into this
MPlayer have to kind of inputs, key codes and commands. Key codes are
read from the terminal and/or the vo driver. Most commands are described
in the docs. They are simple strings separeted by new lines (\n) like
By default mplayer read keycodes from stdin, if you give -slave
it will instead read commands. With -use-stdin you can prevent
mplayer from reading key events from stdin (this option has no
effect if -slave is used).
Now the -input file option allow to open a file and read commands
from it. I originaly made this to control mplayer when reading
audio only file from stdin. So i can do 'echo quit > ~/mpcmd'
where ~/mpcmd is a named pipe and have mplayer quit.
Everything is controlled by a small evil group
to which, unfortunately, no one we know belongs.
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