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Old 08-04-2006, 03:50 AM   #1
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mplayer getting track info


Is there any way I can query mplayer through the command line, to find out the current track it is playing and the track's status (playing, paused etc.). The documentation mentions using
<CODE>get_property <property></CODE>
but I can find and more information about it.

Can anyone help?

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Old 08-04-2006, 08:27 AM   #2
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that option is for slave mode on mplayer, "mplayer -slave something.mp3" once playing you can then type the slave commands in the console and get the data back.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 08:34 AM   #3
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Hi acid_kewpie

I'm piping commands to mplayer in slave mode. I was hoping by leaving out that info someone might mentions a general way of getting track data in mplayer that would give me a clue where to look. At the moment I'm using a variable to keep track of the mplayer status, but it's too open loop. If something goes wrong with mplayer my variable is incorrect. I haven't been able to find any further info on the get_property function. Even slave.txt from the mplayer site just says to use it, but doesn't give any properties you can call.
 
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hmm, yes i can't find anything about it really either. i'd suggest you download the latest tarball, unpack it and just grep the whole source tree for get_property and see what owns up. More than likely you'll have a c switch statement listing all possible options for it.
 
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That can wait till next week
 
Old 08-11-2006, 04:50 AM   #6
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Hmmm, well I can only find a couple of insignificant references to it.
 
  


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