[mythtv-users] Re: VLC and MythVideo
rkaraff at emory.edu
Sat Jun 18 23:02:52 UTC 2005
I have made a little progress. I can make VLC play videos from
MythVideo with this command:
/Applications/vlc/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC -I dummy
the "-I dummy" part removes the GUI, leaving only the video window.
However, it will not come to the foreground without a little prompting.
I figured out a kludge that works, but it is neither elegant nor, um,
elegant. I created an Applescript:
tell application "System Events"
tell process "VLC"
set frontmost to true
Saved this applescript to the Desktop as "vlcfront".
I use an ATI Remote Wonder II to control my Mac frontend, so I assigned
a key on the remote to run the above applescript.
So, I choose a movie in MythVideo, start it playing, then push the
remote button that runs "vlcfront" and VLC becomes the frontmost
application and thus, I get to see the video window. Like I said, it
is a kludge, but it will suffice until I can figure a more, um,
elegant, urm, solution. YMMV.
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