Roger Pack | 1 Dec 16:55 2011
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Re: dvdnav arrow keys don't seek?

> I see from some previous bug reports, that sometimes using arrow keys
> for seeking doesn't work:
> http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-users/2010-June/080476.html
>
> I ran into this just now but only in OS X r34269 (seems to work fine
> same version for windows, linux).

Turns out it's actually working as expected.
In
etc/mplayer/input.conf
it has

UP    {dvdnav} dvdnav up          # DVDNav UP

fairly low in the list
etc. so basically the default is for the arrow keys to be remapped to
the DVD menu (only) when playing dvdnav.
If that helps any followers :)
Now if I could just figure out how to use (for instance) ctrl+right arrow key...
-roger-
jacopo mondi | 1 Dec 17:36 2011

double mplayer instance when playing HTTP streams

Hi there,
     I'm using mplayer in slave mode, and controlling it by mean of a 
custom web browser plugin.
When playing HTTP streams, I always found two mplayer instances running. 
One is launched by myself, the other shows up after the 'loadfile' 
command is issued to mplayer stdin.

When I have to shutdown the plugin the child remains alive, since I only 
know the father's pid.
Why does mplayer forks to player HTTP stream? Is there any way to 
terminate both the processes?

Thank you
     j
Tom Evans | 1 Dec 17:46 2011

Re: double mplayer instance when playing HTTP streams

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 4:36 PM, jacopo mondi
<j.mondi <at> voltaelectronics.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
>    I'm using mplayer in slave mode, and controlling it by mean of a custom
> web browser plugin.
> When playing HTTP streams, I always found two mplayer instances running. One
> is launched by myself, the other shows up after the 'loadfile' command is
> issued to mplayer stdin.
>
> When I have to shutdown the plugin the child remains alive, since I only
> know the father's pid.
> Why does mplayer forks to player HTTP stream? Is there any way to terminate
> both the processes?
>

mplayer always does this, not just when in slave mode, or playing HTTP streams.

The correct way to stop mplayer in slave mode is to send it the "quit"
command, not to terminate the parent, although I'm surprised sending
TERM to the parent did not kill the child.

Cheers

Tom
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Reimar Döffinger | 1 Dec 19:55 2011
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Re: double mplayer instance when playing HTTP streams

On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 05:36:50PM +0100, jacopo mondi wrote:
> Hi there,
>     I'm using mplayer in slave mode, and controlling it by mean of a
> custom web browser plugin.
> When playing HTTP streams, I always found two mplayer instances
> running. One is launched by myself, the other shows up after the
> 'loadfile' command is issued to mplayer stdin.
> 
> When I have to shutdown the plugin the child remains alive, since I
> only know the father's pid.
> Why does mplayer forks to player HTTP stream? Is there any way to
> terminate both the processes?

Besides the mentioned recommended of using the quit command
1) Killing a process with SIGKILL without even giving it a chance
   to quit properly (e.g. by sending SIGTERM first) is a bad
   idea in all cases.
2) Tools like ps can figure out all child processes, so I am
   sure there's some way you could, too.
3) I have a patch (see mplayer-dev-eng) that makes it quite if
   the parent disappeared and I'll apply it shortly.
4) The only really reliable method is to create a new process
   group for MPlayer and then kill the process group instead
   of just the process.
Reimar Döffinger | 1 Dec 19:56 2011
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Re: dvdnav arrow keys don't seek?

On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 08:55:50AM -0700, Roger Pack wrote:
> > I see from some previous bug reports, that sometimes using arrow keys
> > for seeking doesn't work:
> > http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-users/2010-June/080476.html
> >
> > I ran into this just now but only in OS X r34269 (seems to work fine
> > same version for windows, linux).
> 
> Turns out it's actually working as expected.
> In
> etc/mplayer/input.conf
> it has
> 
> UP    {dvdnav} dvdnav up          # DVDNav UP
> 
> fairly low in the list
> etc. so basically the default is for the arrow keys to be remapped to
> the DVD menu (only) when playing dvdnav.
> If that helps any followers :)
> Now if I could just figure out how to use (for instance) ctrl+right arrow key...

By binding
CTRL+RIGHT
So that part seems quite obvious.
However CTRL was previously only supported on Windows.
I implemented support for it for X11.
However e.g. on the console it is still not supported.
jacopo mondi | 2 Dec 10:52 2011

Re: double mplayer instance when playing HTTP streams

On 12/01/2011 07:55 PM, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 05:36:50PM +0100, jacopo mondi wrote:
>> Hi there,
>>      I'm using mplayer in slave mode, and controlling it by mean of a
>> custom web browser plugin.
>> When playing HTTP streams, I always found two mplayer instances
>> running. One is launched by myself, the other shows up after the
>> 'loadfile' command is issued to mplayer stdin.
>>
>> When I have to shutdown the plugin the child remains alive, since I
>> only know the father's pid.
>> Why does mplayer forks to player HTTP stream? Is there any way to
>> terminate both the processes?
> Besides the mentioned recommended of using the quit command
> 1) Killing a process with SIGKILL without even giving it a chance
>     to quit properly (e.g. by sending SIGTERM first) is a bad
>     idea in all cases.
I send the quit command, then I terminate the PID (just in case it's 
still alive)
> 2) Tools like ps can figure out all child processes, so I am
>     sure there's some way you could, too.
I know, but the plugin is supposed to run without external intervention
> 3) I have a patch (see mplayer-dev-eng) that makes it quite if
>     the parent disappeared and I'll apply it shortly.
If it's possible we prefer to use mplayer version already present in our 
distribution's repositories...
> 4) The only really reliable method is to create a new process
>     group for MPlayer and then kill the process group instead
>     of just the process.
I'll give a look...
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Roxy Carmichael | 2 Dec 22:53 2011
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hi!

i'mplayer user from about five years...(!)

just love it. the control keys, the speed, the codecs... evrything!

this days, i'm editing video with ffmpeg, and I could really move forward
and backward frame-by-frame.
I can go forward with the "." , but, Backwards? anyone know?

thanks!
Alexander Yerenkow | 2 Dec 23:00 2011
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Russian subtitles are RTL, which is wrong

Hello all.
I have win7 here, and mplayer, svn34118 and 33574;
I'm trying to play video with subtitles, but if subtitles are in english -
they are fine. if they contain russian letters, then some letters are
dropped, and order of letters are reversed.
Tried both cp1251 and UTF-8 subtitle files, same thing.

Is it right place to post this bug? :)

--

-- 
Regards,
Alexander Yerenkow
Richard H Lee | 3 Dec 01:58 2011
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Mencoder hanging on 2nd pass xvid

Hi,

I'm using mencoder to do a 2 pass transcode from h264 to xvid, but it 
always hangs on

mencoder Frozen_Planet_-_5._Winter_b00zj35r_default.mp4 -o video.mp4 
-nosound -ovc xvid -vf yadif,scale=656:370 -xvidencopts 
bitrate=1000:chroma_opt:vhq=4:bvhq=1:quant_type=mpeg:max_bframes=1:pass=2

The 1st pass works fine.

Richard
Oliver Seitz | 3 Dec 07:13 2011
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Re: stepping backwards, was: hi!


> this days, i'm editing video with ffmpeg, and I could really move forward
> and backward frame-by-frame.
> I can go forward with the "." , but, Backwards? anyone know?

That question was discussed before.
MPlayer can't do that, and will probably never can. There are two 
methods to do such a thing, one uses lots of ram, the other uses lots of 
time. None of them is going to be implemented.

It could be done using an I-frame-only format such as MJPEG.

Greets,
Kiste

Gmane