[MPlayer-users] feature request

Joonas Koivunen rzei at mbnet.fi
Thu May 29 14:06:52 CEST 2003

On Wednesday 28 May 2003 04:28, Steven Adeff wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> ability to run mplayer in the background
> I'm thinking a nice option for it like-
> "mplayer -ao oss:/dev/em8300_ma-0 -really-quiet -playlist playlist.m3u
> -background"
> thanks!

this is already possible, but you have to do some playing around as mplayer 
likes to get input.. i remember it going something like adding a fifo (man 
mkfifo), feeding this fifo to mplayer and redirecting possible output if you 
will to /dev/null..

mkfifo temp && cat temp | mplayer -ao oss:/dev/em8300_ma-0 -really-quiet 
-playlist playlist.m3u > /tmp/mplayer.log 2> /tmp/mplayer.err &

works here.


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