[MPlayer-users] Playback resumes when switching to/from fullscreen

Peter White peter.white at posteo.net
Mon Jul 18 09:38:23 CEST 2016

Am 18.07.2016 um 07:00 schrieb nvx:
> 2016/07/18 01:10, Peter White <peter.white at posteo.net>:
>> Am 17.07.2016 um 20:29 schrieb nvx:
>>> Every time I switch to/from fullscreen mode by pressing "F" when
>>> playback is paused, MPlayer changes the mode accordingly but on
>>> top of that it also resumes playback. Why? How do I stop this?
>> Try -pausing 2 or 4...
> It is strange but when I try to run "mplayer -pausing 2 FILE" then the
> player complains:
>    Unknown option on the command line: -pausing
>    Error parsing option on the command line: -pausing

It seem your version is too old.

> The man page suggests that more information can be found in docs
> relevant to the slave mode so I also tried to enable it (via "-slave")
> albeit with no luck.

Now, that's funny. Even though the player does not support the option
it is documented in the man page? FWIW, "-slave" is no precondition for

> Is it possible that this option not available in v.1.1-4.8?

Quite possibly so. Maybe you should compile yourself.

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