[elinks-users] Controling Media Player Launched from Elinks

Jonas Fonseca fonseca at diku.dk
Fri Sep 30 04:03:16 PDT 2005


Steve Holmes <steve at holmesgrown.com> wrote Thu, Sep 29, 2005:
> I'm resending this because bouncing it with mutt didn't clear up
> completely the to address.  So here it is again with proper return
> addresses.  Sorry for the trouble.
> 
> When I wanna play a link over the internet through elinks, I've got my
> mime types and mailcap so mplayer gets launched and that seems to work
> fine but I can't get the keyboard to focus to mplayer.  I'm sort of
> locked out.  I can't control elinks while mplayer is running and I can't
> get into mplayer.  When the file finishes, I get control of elinks back.
> Otherwise, I have to go into another console to kill mplayer if I don't
> wanna wait for the file to end.  I think I'm missing an option some
> place to get this to work right.  Can anyone help me out?  Thanks.

Did you forget to append '; needsterminal' to the line in the mailcap
file? It makes ELinks release all control of terminal while the external
handler is running.

-- 
Jonas Fonseca



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