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    Hi there, I'm using Mplayer for a synchronised multiscreen display, and the main bit is working great. But I have a very simple requirement, that I can't seem to find a way to do in the documentation.

    I need to automatically pause a video being played, as soon as it starts. This will allow me to do various set up tasks, before I just hit SPACE to get the whole thing going. I suspect it's a simple parameter, but for the life of me, I can't see how to do it.

    I'm runnimg Mplayer, on windows 10, from a .bat file.

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    Paul
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    In mpv (or mpv.net) the property used for that is:

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    mpv --pause=yes "input file"
    Maybe it's the same in mplayer.
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    Sadly no.
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    Upgrade to powershell and mpv, both are much better.
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    Try this:

    mplayer --pause "input file"
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    Im using mplayer specifically because it has the ability to synchronise playback across multiple machines. Im not familiar with powershell or mpv, do thry have the same capability
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