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

Pavel Stánek pavel.stanek at marbes.cz
Sun Jan 18 09:50:42 CET 2009

Finally I must use tripple quote cahracter (windows shell removes first and last character and pass to mplayer only middle quote character).

This works fine:

mplayer.exe -ss 900 -frames 1 -vo jpeg:outdir="""c:\tmp""" -vf scale=320:200 -nosound a.avi

----- Original Message -----
From: Reimar Döffinger [mailto:Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de]
To: MPlayer usage questions, feature requests,	bug reports [mailto:mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu]
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] Unable to use colon in option value

> 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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