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  1. #1

    Smile accessing running process


    I have built a media center tv system which uses mplayer to play both music and video. I have been meaning to build a LIRC adaptor for it so I can use a remote control, but in the meantime I have been using my laptop to control it. If I want to pause a movie I have to vnc in to the media center to do it.

    What I was wondering was if there was a way to use ssh and access an already running process such as Mplayer to pause, play, etc.. from the command line.

    Hope someone can help

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    Linux Guru Cabhan's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Not in general (that I know of), but some applications allow you to control already-running processes (for instance, "audacious -e" enqueues a song into an existing process of audacious).

    I believe that there is some sort of MPlayer Remote that does something similar for mplayer. Try to see what you can find.

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    Thanks for the response, after some more googling it looks like you can setup mPlayer with a named pipe, which allows you to then send commands to it.

    Thanks for the help.

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