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

Andrew J. Yeckel ay2b at queue.org
Tue May 13 22:49:36 CEST 2003

On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 10:37:48PM +0200, gabor wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-05-13 at 22:22, Andrew J. Yeckel wrote:
> > 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

Actually, that doesn't do quite the same thing, as that will not identify
the audio.  If you leave off "-nosound", then it seems to work, but I
still believe that the old behavior was correct.  (or maybe I just don't
like unexpected changes)


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