[MPlayer-users] Issue with slave mode and playlists

Alec Bennett wrybread at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 05:59:01 EET 2021

I'm trying to use slave mode with a playlist, but the slave instance
doesn't advance to the next track in the playlist.

Using version "MPlayer SVN-r38198-7 (C) 2000-2020 MPlayer Team"

I'm running the master with the command:
mplayer  -udp-master -udp-ip -playlist ~/playlist_test.m3u

The slave instance is:
mplayer -udp-slave -udp-ip -playlist ~/playlist_test.m3u

The playlist is simple:


When video1.mp4 finishes, the master window starts playing video2.mp4. But
the slave window plays video1.mp4 again...

Interestingly when I test with an old version of mplayer (version "MPlayer
1.3.0 (Debian), built with gcc-7 (C) 2000-2016 MPlayer Team") it works...

Is this a known issue?

I'm using a different version because I had to compile mplayer to add
joystick support.

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