[mythtv-users] Re: VLC and MythVideo

Nicholas Bonfatti nick-mythtv at bonfatti.net
Sun Jun 19 05:37:19 UTC 2005

I don't know if you can use an && there, but you could do
/Applications/vlc/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC -l dummy $1 && osascript  

> On Jun 18, 2005, at 7:02 PM, Robert Karaffa wrote:
>> 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:
>> on run
>>     tell application "System Events"
>>         tell process "VLC"
>>             set frontmost to true
>>         end tell
>>     end tell
>> end run
>> 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.
>> -Bob K.
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