[MPlayer-users] running mplayer in background on xubuntu

Oliver Seitz info at vtnd.de
Wed May 18 16:36:28 CEST 2011

> I have to redirect out>  and<  input to /dev/null
> but there still is a Problem:
> I got two errors, even if it is forked into bachground:
> could not connect to socket
> mplayer: No such file or directory
> Failed to open LIRC support.

Some messages go to stdout, some to stderr. Redirect both of them to 
surely get rid of all text output:

mplayer test.mpg >/dev/null 2>/dev/null </dev/null


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