[mythtv-users] mplayer control problems

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Sep 27 10:18:24 EDT 2004


On Monday 27 September 2004 09:32, Kelley Reynolds wrote:
> When playing back a DVD or mpg with mplayer (MythVideo or MythDVD), I
> am unable to stop/pause/anything with the keyboard. I copied over the
> input.conf and placed it in ~/.mplayer/input.conf, then specified it
> manually as well on the command line in MythTV, but still I can't do
> anything short of killing X to make it stop (using ctrl-alt-backspace
> so the keyboard is definitely alive). I'm clearly missing something
> obvious... anybody want to point it out to me?

Perhaps your mplayer window doesn't have keyboard focus?  Try Alt-Tab to 
cycle your window stack & make sure the mplayer playback window has 
focus.  If that helps, then you might have to tweak your window manager 
configuration (or change window managers completely).

-JAC


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