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Re: [emms-help] [PATCH] mpv player

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: [emms-help] [PATCH] mpv player
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:22:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Petteri Hintsanen <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> Regarding old mpv versions: Ubuntu 14.04 has a fairly old version 0.3.4.
> It does not support --ipc-unix-socket, but it does have --input-file,
> which can be FIFO as well.  I think that would be the best approach to
> control mpv from EMMS: besides being simple file I/O, it would probably
> work with virtually any mpv version in use.

Yes, that's the version I have on Trisquel.

> The only problem now is that I cannot find any portable way to create
> FIFOs in elisp (mpv does not create one but assumes an existing FIFO).
> Any suggestions on how to do this?  Or should I ask for advice on
> emacs-help?

Nothing comes off of the top of my head.

Since it's possible to install Guix with a newer version of mpv even on
older distros, I would recommend not supporting older versions unless
you have time to spare.

I'll look into the FIFO issue when I have time.


> Thanks,
> Petteri
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