[MPlayer-dev-eng] Interfacing with MPlayer

shane bradley lsbk2 at hotmail.com
Thu May 22 23:02:30 CEST 2003

Do you know where I can get a complete up to date version of all the slave 
options. Btw thanks so much.


shane Bradley
Go Canes...

>From: Dan Christiansen <danchr at daimi.au.dk>
>Reply-To: mplayer-dev-eng at mplayerhq.hu
>To: mplayer-dev-eng at mplayerhq.hu
>Subject: Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] Interfacing with MPlayer
>Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 22:37:19 +0200
>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
>>shane Bradley
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