[MPlayer-users] Sending mplayer from one computer to another

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Tue Aug 23 22:27:47 CEST 2005

On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 06:05:51AM -0700, Peach Gordon wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if anyone out there could tell me how
> to send a shell command for mplayer on one computer
> and have the mplayer window play on the other. I
> assume the computers would have to be networked, and
> that's not a proplem. I just need to know how to, I
> guess, pipe it from one computer to the other.

What I do is:

File is on computer 1
I want to watch the video on computer 2

computer 1:
mkfifo /tmp/dvd
mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile /tmp/dvd dvd://

computer 2:
ssh computer1 'cat /tmp/toto' | mplayer -

I have a local 54Mbps wireless network

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