[elinks-users] Controling Media Player Launched from Elinks

Kenny Hitt kenny at hittsjunk.net
Fri Sep 30 09:40:02 PDT 2005


Hi.

That turned out to be my problem also.  Adding the
; needsterminal

fixed it for me.

          Kenny

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 09:04:43AM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> No, I didn't know about that option.  I'll add it and see how it goes.
> Sounds good though.
> 
> Thanks for the tip.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonas Fonseca [mailto:fonseca at diku.dk]
> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 4:03 AM
> To: ELinks text WWW browser users mailing list
> Subject: Re: [elinks-users] Controling Media Player Launched from Elinks
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
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