[MPlayer-users] how do you specify the path in mplayer's "mf:" parameter

David Hepburn dhepburn2 at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 5 00:17:20 CEST 2016

yep tried that - still gets ignored...

From: "Stephen Mollett" <molletts-at-yahoo.com at ffmpeg.org>
Sent: Monday, July 4, 2016 10:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] how do you specify the path in mplayer's "mf:" 

> On 03/07/16 22:56, David Hepburn wrote:
>> Is there any way to specify a windows path so the media path doesn't
>> have to be the current directory?
>> I tried adding in a Windows path like this
>> "mf://C:\folder1\folder2\test.jpg" but it was ignored and didn't play
>> anything.
> Hi Dave,
> I don't have a Windows PC to hand right now to test this but have you
> tried using forward slashes in the path instead of backslashes - e.g.
> "C:/folder1/folder2/test.jpg"?
> MPlayer is primarily developed on Unix-like operating systems where the
> standard path separator is the forward slash and the backslash has a
> different meaning. (It's used to "escape" characters so any special
> meaning they may have is ignored and they are passed through to the
> underlying program as-is - it can even escape itself!)
> Stephen
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