[MPlayer-users] specifying input fifo in ~/.mplayer/config?

Wicher Minnaard wicher at gavagai.eu
Mon Mar 29 00:40:41 CEST 2010

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 15:08, Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 02:42:51PM +0200, Wicher Minnaard wrote:
> > I'm using a fifo to control mplayer, like this:
> > mplayer -input file=~/.mplayer/fifo /path/to/moviefile
> >
> > Works like a charm. I expected to be able to specify this option in my
> > ~/.mplayer/config like this:
> > input=file=/path/to/.mplayer/fifo
> >
> > That doesn't work (the fifo is not read), but no related errors occur in
> > verbose output of mplayer.
> Seems to work, at least the parsing part.
> input=file=bla
> in the config file results in "Can't stat bla: No such file or directory"

Truly weird, because over here, it doesn't even look for bla if I put in
"input=file=bla". I don't get the error you are getting. But as I mentioned
in the original email, it's parsing all right in so far as that it throws an
error if the syntax is wrong, such as when I put in "input=file:bla".

If I strace mplayer there's no sign at all it's statting bla. Unless I add
"-input file=blargh" on the command line, of course, as then I get the same
error as you do.

My mplayer (r30554) was configured with
--cc=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc --host-cc=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc --prefix=/usr
--confdir=/etc/mplayer --datadir=/usr/share/mplayer --libdir=/usr/lib64
--disable-arts --disable-kai --enable-network --disable-joystick
--disable-nemesi --disable-bl --disable-ftp --disable-fribidi
--disable-inet6 --disable-libnut --disable-cdparanoia --charset=UTF-8
--disable-tv-bsdbt848 --disable-ivtv --disable-dvb --disable-dvbhead
--disable-pvr --disable-tv-v4l1 --disable-radio-v4l2
--disable-radio-bsdbt848 --disable-liba52 --disable-musepack
--disable-libbs2b --disable-pnm --disable-tga --disable-xanim
--disable-libopenjpeg --realcodecsdir=/usr/lib64/codecs --disable-directfb
--disable-md5sum --disable-fbdev --disable-zr --disable-3dfx
--disable-tdfxvid --disable-tdfxfb --disable-esd --disable-jack
--disable-nas --disable-openal --disable-ossaudio --disable-dxr3
--disable-ggi --disable-dga1 --disable-dga2 --enable-menu --disable-vdpau
--disable-vidix --disable-vidix-pcidb --disable-gui --enable-xvmc

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