Playing programmes (in Linux version)
dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
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
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