[MPlayer-users] MPlayer to run Daemon mode?

Krzysztof Duchnowski amidk75 at gmail.com
Wed May 2 19:03:06 CEST 2012

On 02.05.2012 14:49, Maurizio Caloro wrote:
> Hello
> Please i wan't to play with Mplayer any possible Radio Stream but don't find any possibilites to run only for Deamon mode.
> possible switches found running -loop 0 or 1 and -quite, 
> 	mplayer -loop 0 | -quite http://www.radioswissjazz.ch/live/mp3.m3u | cat >/dev/null &
> nohup	mplayer -loop 0 | -quite http://www.radioswissjazz.ch/live/mp3.m3u | cat >/dev/null &
> but this are not that what i think.... 
> for possible help switches i'am Happy
> MPlayer SVN-r32219-snapshot-4.1.3 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team 159 audio & 348 video codecs
> run happy with NetBSD 5.0.1
> Thanks for any Help
> Mauri

mkfifo /tmp/mplayer.fifo && mplayer -idle -slave -input
file=/tmp/mplayer.fifo 1&>/dev/null &
will start MPlayer in slave mode

after that whatever you write to /tmp/mplayer.fifo it will be passed as
command by mplayer, so:

echo "loadfile http://www.radioswissjazz.ch/live/mp3.m3u" >/tmp/mplayer.fifo
will start radio playback (if it broadcasting, since it didn't done it
for me - others did), and

echo "stop" >/tmp/mplayer.fifo
will stop it

Full synopsis here:

Krzysztof 'DK75' Duchnowski
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