I'm trying to watch a video in mplayer, however when I run the command:
the terminal window remains open and another window for the video opens.
Is there a way I can run the video from the terminal but watch without the terminal window remaining open?
mplayer video.flv < /dev/null &
as suggested in their FAQ, however I get the process ID then a second or so later the output returns to the terminal before the video window opens. If I do then close the terminal window when the video window is open, the video window closes as well.
MPlayer svn r34540 (Ubuntu), built with gcc-4.7 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
Using gnome-terminal with i3.