[MPlayer-users] BUG: "mplayer -identify" now plays

gabor gabor at z10n.net
Tue May 13 22:37:48 CEST 2003

On Tue, 2003-05-13 at 22:22, Andrew J. Yeckel wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> When using mplayer from CVS from several weeks ago, running "mplayer
> -identify foo.avi" would printout the identifying information, and then
> exit.  Now (a more recent CVS), running "mplayer -identify foo.avi" will
> first print out the identifying information, and then play the avi.
> I believe the whole point of -identify is for use in a script to do
> processing, etc, and that is a time when you would not want mplayer to
> actually play the video, only identify it.

i'm not sure which behaviour is more correct, but if you can still
achieve what you want with something like this:

mplayer -identify tale.avi -frames 0 -vc null -nosound -vo null

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