[MPlayer-users] Mplayer freezes after another app closes

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat Feb 24 17:39:16 EET 2018

On Thu, Jan 04, 2018 at 04:42:43PM -0500, Nikolay Pertsev wrote:
> I am running mplayer-1.3.0 remotely on a Gentoo Linux machine:
> mplayer -display :0.0 -slave -msglevel all=4 -input file=/tmp/mplayer_cmd /home/user/video.mkv

> At the same time CPU usage of mplayer process goes to 100%.
> What seems to make mplayer alive again is any keystroke (even pressing ALT button works). At which point mplayer resumes playback and responds to ALL commands that were sent to it while it was frozen.
> I am trying to solve this so that mplayer can simply keep playing after feh is killed.
> Does anybody have any idea what is going on?

Not entirely, but the symptoms sound like your are doing
something bad to MPlayer's stdin, you should use
-noconsolecontrols option in that case.

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