[LAU] Piping to mplayer grief

Paul set at pobox.com
Thu Dec 13 02:26:09 EST 2007

Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org>, on Tue Nov 27, 2007 [02:17:52 PM] said:
> The developer of the shell-fm software just gave me a clue as to why it is so painful to try to play anything through stdin with mplayer: apparently mplayer does aggressive caching and won't start playing until it gets some large amount of input first.
> shell-fm has an "extern" function that'll fork off a process to play through an external player, but it won't work because mplayer is expecting to grab quite a bit of the stream.
> -ken


	mplayer has an option to turn off caching. (-nocache) Not sure
if that will help you. (sometimes it seems like mplayer has an option
for everything...)

set at pobox.com

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