Stopping mplayer from displaying Album Art on Music or Podcasts

I use mplayer as my media player of choice. If it discovers embedded album art in the media files, it will display them as a popup window. To prevent this from happening you can use the switch -vo null which will tell it to ignore video output. For example.

mplayer -vo null /mnt/SANZA_KEN/PODCASTS/TuxJam_44.ogg

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2 Responses to Stopping mplayer from displaying Album Art on Music or Podcasts

  1. Anonymous says:

    For me using null seemed to to break the terminal output of mplayer.

    Replacing null with anything besides the phrase null seemed to fix this issue for me.

  2. ken_fallon says:

    Strange the -vo null option is still working for me. That said I also saw that you can use -novideo as well.

    mplayer -novideo -af scaletempo -speed 2
    

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