Playing programmes (in Linux version)

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Tue Feb 7 12:01:35 EST 2012

On 07/02/2012 16:50, John Rose wrote:
> I have tried:
> get_iplayer --force --raw --stream 104 | mplayer -cache 3072 -
>> /home/john/Temporary/iRecorderLog.txt 2>&1
> but then it does not divert the stdout&  stderr output to the log file
> specified above. I suspect that the log file contains the movie (which
> plays OK)&  text because it's huge after a few seconds playing, gEdit
> does not recognise as a text file and Movie Player does not play it.

That file shouldn't contain the movie.  That's not what mplayer puts on 
stdout.  You'll get huge log files unless you use -quiet or 
-really-quiet with mplayer.  Can't say why gedit would be confused. 
Embedded control characters, maybe?  Try to cat the file and see what it 
looks like.

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