[MPlayer-users] Re: feature request

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Wed May 28 15:57:57 CEST 2003

Joonas Koivunen wrote:
> 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 &

It's nowhere near that complex. You just have to redirect /dev/null to 
stdin. This works just as well if you don't need output:

mplayer -really-quiet -playlist playlist.m3u >/dev/null 2>&1 </dev/null &

Jonathan Rogers

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