Strange Happenings in mpv?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Sep 16 06:34:07 UTC 2020

Hi Chime,

On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:41:05 -0700 (PDT)
Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:

> Well, just for the record, I am running Debian sid, as I certainly love 
> getting the latest packages. So, 1 of my Linux experts created an audio 
> editor which I can use after ripping streams. Just recently any files, 
> especially dot aac, but really anything, now when I play them in mpv, I 
> cannot arrow through to sample audio. I can arrow when playing these in m 
> player. So, here's an even stranger aspect. If I move any of these files 
> or their directory, I can then arrow. At that point, even if I change a 
> name of a file, but if I move it back to its orriginal location, again I 
> cannot arrow. First we thought there was some library bug in mpv, but the 
> fact I can work with these files if they are moved, says its not that. My 
> expert is useing a vlc library to enable me to edit. Can any1 please 
> inform if you've ever seen this or what I can do to fixit? By the way vlc 
> seems to never let me arrow through a file.
> Chime

Seems strange. The up/down/left/right arrow keys function well in mpv with
sample2.aac here even after I "chmod 444" it:



even "mpv"
works fine.

I am using mageia v8/x86-64 (and note that I am sighted).

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