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Old 09-30-2009, 02:53 AM   #1
s.maciek
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Question [ubuntu] How to check what mplayer is playing from other console.


Hello

I have a simple one question.
How can I check what mplayer is playing ( artist, title, album, year, comment, etc. ) from other console.
I want to use it in conky config 'coz I am using mplayer to listen music at most, so its important to me.

Can I do it with d-bus ?? I read those info from amarok by

Code:
qdbus
Hope u will help me.
Thx in advance.
Greets, M.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 03:34 AM   #2
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If I understand what your asking for:

Quickest way (at the CLI level) is to do a "pstree" or "ps aux|grep mplayer" to see if the process is working and then even "fuser -vum /dev/dvd" to see if any process has hold of the DVD. - of course after ssh'ing into the other remote machine your interested in. Alternatively, read the doco, sometimes mplayer may use a specific port for status things (a lot like mythtv does) where you maybe able to get the information you seek.


Hope this assists you.
Cheers WP.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 06:18 AM   #3
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:)

Almost ...

Simply - I start *.mp3 on mplayer at the console number 1 and it keeps playing. Then I open console number 2 and then I check with command(s) what mplayer in console number one is playing. The result I am interested in are tags ( would be the best ) or just file name.

Greets, M.
 
  


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