[MPlayer-users] Unable to use colon in option value

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Sun Jan 18 01:39:58 CET 2009

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 09:55:41PM +0100, Pavel Stánek wrote:
> If I use colon in option value, I get error in parsing arguments.
> I use jpeg output with option "outdir", value of a "outdir" option is "c:\tmp", but mplayer parse value as another option "\".
> Repro (OS: windows):
> mplayer.exe -ss 900 -frames 1 -vo jpeg:outdir=c:\tmp -vf scale=320:200 -nosound a.avi

Just quote it:
-vo jpeg:outdir="c:\tmp"
Make sure you quote it in a way so that your shell/command line will not
remove the " but passes them to MPlayer.

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