I'm trying to open mplayer to play video without any terminal output using this:

mplayer -msglevel all=-1 /path/to/video


mplayer -really-quiet /path/to/video

but it doesn't make it completely silent! and these are printed to output:

[flv @ 0x9a5d100]Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
[ass] Init
[ass] Updating font cache

How can I make mplayer completely silent?



Try this: mplayer file > /dev/null 2>&1

  • I hoped it as an option; but this does the work too; – RYN Mar 1 '13 at 0:54

Bash 4 : mplayer file &> /dev/null

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