[MPlayer-users] aofile closing/reopening

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Mon Apr 4 23:22:29 CEST 2005

On Thursday, 04 April 2030 at 07:33, Karen Pease wrote:
> I'd like to report a simple bug/feature request that I didn't see listed.  
> When you use the -aofile option, it seems to close and reopen the file 
> between tracks.  This normally isn't an issue, unless your aofile is a fifo 
> being read by some other program.  In such a case, closing the file closes 
> the line of communication and causes problems.  Is it possible to have it 
> leave the aofile open at all times?  For now, I've made a workaround by 
> writing a short python script that reconnects to the fifo after it is 
> closed/reopened and writes continously to a second fifo, but of course this 
> wastes cpu and makes things more complicated.

Looks like a RFE: -fixed-ao to me. ;)

Any volunteers?


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