[MPlayer-users] Sending mplayer from one computer to another
zybhjk at verizon.net
Wed Aug 24 00:51:07 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.
Well this is possible with a netcat listener and sender, but that would
be hugely insecure, (pipeing unsanitized plaintext from the network into
What you want is to set up sshd on the server (recieving computer). Then
you can call ssh on the client with a command you want to execute, and
it will get sent to the server.
You can call 'mplayer <file>' from the client, but you can also send
input to the mplayer process while it is playing, (pause, skip forward,
etc.) Read up on -slave mode.
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