How can I prevent multiple instances of Mplayer / Kmplayer?
Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
Instead of posting a new thread, you need to bump your old thread if it hasn't recieved a response in 24 hours. I am not sure how you can prevent multiple instances of mplayer or kplayer, but kaffeine and totem have this feature. Unforunately you will need xine libs installed to use them because they don't use mplayer as a backend.
Thanks for your reply reddazz.
I gave up in the end and I'm now using Kaffeine for video.
The thing I had against Kafeeine was that it didn't seem as stable as Mplayer, kept crashing on me. But I've updated Kaffeine now and it seems OK.
You could create a shell script that checks all processes on the machine, and then either starts mplayer if it isn't running already, or returns an error if it IS. Then run the script instead of directly running mplayer.