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Old 04-23-2010, 12:33 PM   #1
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mplayer: load a directory of movies, play on repeat shuffle fullscreen?


mplayer (or other movie player)

1. load all the movies in a directory.
2. put in repeat, shuffle and fullscreen mode.
3. auto-update daily as more movies are added to directory.

is this possible to do from the command line?

i have a directory of movies that gets movies auto added to it on a daily basis and i want the mplayer to either 1. add these movies to the playlist or 2. close itself and restart with all the movies from the given directory.

thanks,
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1. Mplayer supports playlists. Just use 'find' and output all files to a plain text file or use something like "/path/to/files/*.extension".
2. Shuffle is "-shuffle" and fullscreen mode is "-fs".
3. Recreate the playlist using a cronjob then restart mplayer or use something like inotify to trigger restarts.
* Except for the cronjob/incron script, reading the manual should have gotten you most of it in about 10 secs.
 
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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yes, i admit it was rather poor research on my part.

for reference this is what i'm currently doing.
i made a shell script called
videoloop.sh

it looks like this.
Code:
#! /bin/bash

while [ 1 ]
do
mplayer -fs -shuffle /home/timelapse/Videos/*.mp4

sleep 2 
# sleep line is so if i break out of this with esc key. 
# i have a couple seconds to hit ctl-c before it starts mplayer again
done
so each time mplayer finishes the playlist, it grabs all the files from the directory and starts again.


this is the installation i'm using it for.
although this movie was taken slightly before i implemented the bash script. was just manually restarting mplayer each time i came into the studio... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_Ztwlc7Z_Q

then the mplayer lines was
Code:
mplayer -loop 0 -fs -shuffle /home/timelapse/Videos/*.mp4

thanks all.
 
  


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