[mythtv-users] unique player command in mythvideo

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Tue Oct 19 21:13:28 UTC 2004

Joseph A. Caputo wrote:

>On Tuesday 19 October 2004 16:19, Markus Amann wrote:
>>Hi List
>>I try to use a additional player command per file configured in the
>>Videomanager , but if i fill in a "-ac divx" in the line and i try to
>>play back the file via the configured mplayer i see only a short
>>"loading" on screen and in the Bash where the mythfrontend is started
>>the following maybe there is sonethin wrong with my syntax or i
>>misunderstand this feature ?
>>thats whats comming up  in the bash in i play back the file
>>GNU long options:
>>        --debug
>>        --dump-po-strings
>>        --dump-strings
>>        --help
>>        --init-file
>>        --login
>>        --noediting
>>        --noprofile
>>        --norc
>>        --posix
>>        --rcfile
>>        --restricted
>>        --verbose
>>        --version
>>        --wordexp
>>Shell options:
>>        -irsD or -c command or -O shopt_option          (invocation
>>only) -abefhkmnptuvxBCHP or -o option
>When you fill in a player command, you must specify the *entire* 
>command.  The string you type is not appended to the default player 
>command; it's an entirely separate command.  If you want to run the 
>default player with some extra options for a specific file type, you'll 
>have to copy the default player command and type it into the field 
>along with whatever extra options you want.
I believe also that %d will substitute the default command (excluding 
the filename substitution) so you could use something like:

%d -ac divx %s (or whatever the % is for filename substitution) as a 
unique command


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