[MPlayer-dev-eng] Interfacing with MPlayer

Dan Christiansen danchr at daimi.au.dk
Thu May 22 22:37:19 CEST 2003

On Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 10:07 PM, shane bradley wrote:

> I am writing a java application for mplayer. Most people are saying 
> why use java....I am doing this has a grad project of sorts. I use 
> Mplayer as an engine of sorts.
> My question are this:
> 1)  I use slave mode to interface with mplayer(props to mplayer for 
> that), I can run the commands that I need with that. The only problem 
> is how do I retrieve the current time and total length of file. I am 
> reading standard in, is there some way to pipe just the time out?
> 2) Also is there a way to get the info of a song, such as Artist, 
> Genre...etc. with Mplayer?
> 3) Another thing, is there a way to start Mplayer without the info 
> that comes up every time you start the app?

Total length and metainformation can be retrieved by passing MPlayer 
the "-identify" flag. AFAIK the answer to 3) is no; "-quiet" will calm 
it down a bit, but other than that, there's nothing you can do.

- Dan

> later,
> shane Bradley
> Go Canes...
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