[MPlayer-users] Mplayer playlist question
P J P
prasad at ncb.ernet.in
Wed Oct 10 07:16:47 CEST 2007
I use mplayer everyday, non-stop, in quite a peculiar(for some) way.
$ mplayer -loop 0 -shuffle $HOME/sng/*.mp3 < /tmp/mplayer.in > /dev/null &
+ sng: is the directory where I keep all my music files.
+ mplayer.in: is a pipe I use to send commands to mplayer.
This way, once started, I safely(and literaly) forget about mplayer, and
it seems to go on for ever. I rally like mplayer for that. :)
Now, lately what is happening is, during the course of days browsing I
download music files to $HOME/sng directory; And then I have to restart
mplayer to include those new files into it's playlist.
Question: Is there any way by which mplayer can take care of those new
files without my restarting it?
My solution(s) go something like this
1. I would like myplayer to check - after every song(ie. after every 4/5
minutes) - if there were any new addtions to the `$HOME/sng'
directory, and include those files to its playlist. That sounds quite
promising, doesn't it?
2. Or by using SIGHUP signal. Whenever I want to refresh its playlist, I
would send SIGHUP signal to mplayer.
Is this possible in any way?
-P J P
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