[MPlayer-users] Modify mplayer source to not exit at end of file

Oliver Seitz info at vtnd.de
Tue Aug 17 11:11:55 CEST 2010

Am 17.08.2010 11:02, schrieb Stephen Mollett:
> Hi,
> On Mon, 16 August, 2010 23:27:44, James Board<jpboard2 at yahoo.com>  wrote:
>> When I reach the end of a file by seeking forward past the end of the file,
>> mplayer exits,
>> or when using a playlist, it moves to the next file.  Can I  somehow tell
>> mplayer to not exit
>> at the end of the file?
> I think the '-idle' command line option should do what you want. As it says in
> the man page, it's most useful in slave mode, when mplayer will wait around
> until you feed it more slave commands.

It is right, mplayer will not exit at the end of a file or at the end of 
a playlist when you use the -idle switch.

I think, however, it will still move to the next playlist item when 
seeking past the end of a file, so it's only half the problem solved.


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