[MPlayer-users] playing / pausing a growing media file without restarting

Ingo Brückl ib at wupperonline.de
Sun Nov 27 03:08:44 CET 2011

David L. Emerson wrote on Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:09:43 -0800:

> So I tried the graphical gmplayer, but gmplayer is even more stupid: If 20
> seconds of content have been downloaded when gmplayer is started, then even
> if the download speed is faster than the playback speed, gmplayer stops
> playing at that 20 second mark. It's like it makes a copy of the file as it
> exists when playback is started, instead of accessing the file (which is
> growing ... command-line mplayer doesn't seem to have any problem doing
> this)

The graphical gmplayer doesn't behave that way (and doesn't make a copy).
It passes the filename to mplayer which basically does then what the
command-line mplayer would do.


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