[MPlayer-users] MediaControl via MPlayer

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Wed May 16 10:31:48 CEST 2007

On Wed, 16 May 2007 12:01:41 +0530
"Anmol Ranka" <Anmol_Ranka at mindtree.com> wrote:

> Thanks Carl for the reply. I could control Mplayer through console by

It's called MPlayer, with capital P.

> following the steps mentioned in the url 
> <http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk/DOCS/tech/slave.txt?view=markup>.
> I have few more doubts regarding how to achieve the same programmatically:
> 1) Through my program can I use the API 'system' to send command to Mplayer.

It's called MPlayer, with capital P.

> Ex -- If I want to pause the currently running movie , can I use
> system(pause).

you mean system(2) ? Then no. read the manpage or a book on
unix programming what system() does.

> 2) Are the commands like 'get_file_name', 'get_meta_album', 'volume', 'mute'
> etc are API exposed by some library? If yes, what is the name of that library
> and where can I found the detailed documentation regarding the usage of these
> API's

There is no such API. Why should there? MPlayer is _not_ a library.

BTW: Fullquotes are a very bad idea. Please read

			Attila Kinali

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