[MPlayer-users] running mplayer in background on xubuntu

Oliver Seitz info at vtnd.de
Wed May 18 07:10:48 CEST 2011

> mplayer test.mpg&  ->  Runs, I can see the process, but do not get any
> output (I think it is intended?)

MPlayer waits for stdin to open to recieve console commands. Try

mplayer test.mpg </dev/null &


mplayer test.mpg -noconsolecontrols &


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