[MPlayer-users] mplayer -pause

Oliver Seitz info at vtnd.de
Wed Sep 30 19:54:56 CEST 2009

> Controlling mplayer through a program is a bit more involved than what  
> you are hoping.

Well, just starting and stopping playback and loading files at demand  
isn't to complicated. It works well for me, and I did not read any  
sources, just the docs. I admit, there was a bit of trial-and-error, but  
after I finally understood what the docs meant everything worked great.

But, one thing comes to my mind. I'm missing a slave command like "PLAY"  
which unpauses when in pause mode and doing nothing when playing.  
"frame_step" is some kind of replacement which does the opposite: It  
switches to pause mode, nevermind if from pause or play. So now I use  
"frame_step \n pause \n" to switch to play mode, but it's a really ugly  


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