I am interested in using a UNIX-Domain Socket to control VLC playback. This functionality is outlined in the VideoLan documentation for using oldrc.
So what I need to is startup vlc with a command such as:
cvlc <path to media> -I oldrc --rc-unix /some/socket
And then I should be able to send vlc commands to
/some/socket to control the playback.
Are there any general-purpose sockets floating around somewhere on my Kubuntu 12.10 system that I could use for this?