[MPlayer-users] Re: Exits with broken pipe

David Norris danorris at gmail.com
Fri May 6 00:38:16 CEST 2005

On 3/31/03, Olivier Blin <oliv.blin at laposte.net> wrote:
Olivier> When I close MPlayer by clicking on the close button of the
Olivier> MPlayer window titlebar, MPlayer exits with a broken pipe
Olivier> signal. This happens when I run MPlayer without gui. I've
Olivier> tried to tweak a bit the code to handle the delete event
Olivier> from X, but it didn't work. Perhaps it wouldn't be hard to
Olivier> pick pieces of code from the gui version to handle this
Olivier> delete event. I know, I can quit using ESC or Q keys ;) If
Olivier> this bug isn't corrected, we have to find a way to tell
Olivier> users not to use the window titlebar ...

I'm running into the same problem; has any progress been made on this?
I'm using 1.0 pre6 from the Gentoo x86 ebuild. If I close mplayer's X
window, it receives a broken pipe signal. The signal apparently goes
unhandled, and the process terminates abnormally. More seriously, it
leaves a background process running indefinitely, which I have to look
for and kill manually (it does respond to kill -TERM).

It seems others are having the same problem, although I can't find
anything other than Olivier's two-year-old message in the
mplayer-users archive (maybe I missed something?); see this thread at
the Gentoo forums:


Thanks in advance,
David Norris
danorris at gmail.com

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