[vdr] xineplayer uncontrolable...

Peter zelts at ruksis.com
Sun May 24 15:46:51 CEST 2009

You can work around this and continue to use regular mplayer if vdr runs inside X session. I just used to start background xterm instance in my xinitrc and invoke vdr in it. Obviously such approach wont work if your vdr runs on another machine and frontend connects via network.

Alternatively just use xineliboutput. Latest CVS versions work fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: martinez at embl.de [mailto:martinez at embl.de] 
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:13 AM
To: vdr at linuxtv.org
Subject: [vdr] xineplayer uncontrolable...

VDR 1.7.7

I have installed the mplayer plugin

and read the MANUAL in the xine plugin, consequently modified mplayer.sh
to call xineplayer instead of mplayer

So far so good but when I open the mplayer plugin and play any file (for example
a .avi ) the movie displays correctly but there is no way to pause it, or
otherwise control it.

I press pause and I see the pause symbol on the screeen but whereas playing
normal vdr recordings it works fine, with the mplayer plugin and xineplayer the
movie does not pause.

Anybody has experienced this and more important found a way to get this working?

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