Gpodder and mplayer
Gpodder downloads podcasts and keeps track of listened podcasts. I wanted to use it with mplayer but can't control mplayer when playing audio as it stays in the background.
Mplayer allows to start it as a slave and then command it via a named pipe.
- create /usr/local/bin/mplayer-daemon
#!/bin/bash #http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/tech/slave.txt mkfifo /tmp/podcast mplayer -slave -input file=/tmp/podcast "$1"
- in gpodder podcasts->preferences set the audio player command to the previous script
- next you can control mplayer using 'echo <command> > /tmp/podcast'
- or map keys to some commands