[MPlayer-users] running mplayer in background on xubuntu

Ron Johnson ron.l.johnson at cox.net
Wed May 18 01:19:06 CEST 2011

On 05/17/2011 05:12 PM, Burghard Bode wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to run mplayer in background on Linux (xubuntu), without
> stopping the playback. I want to hear the sound and see the video
> window, but do not see the command-line stuff.
> I used the following command:
> mplayer test.mpg ->  works fine.
> mplayer -vo xv -ao pulse test-mpg ->  works fine too.
> mplayer test.mpg>  /dev/null ->  works fine
> but if I try:
> mplayer test.mpg&  ->  Runs, I can see the process, but do not get any
> output (I think it is intended?)
> mplayer -vo xv -ao pulse test-mpg ->  Does not work, too.

FWIW, I tried this years ago on Debian and it didn't work then either.

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