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authorEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2014-12-27 11:54:25 +0000
committerEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2014-12-27 11:58:26 +0000
commit949dbe07c02919f8f17d7880bc69c3ee683daca4 (patch)
treee8f112595a27ef95fcbc590e973cb2d926779ffd /Documentation
parent6c025858196b348c83ddd50e9233eb85c86c71d6 (diff)
This becomes useful for systems without inotify when we're editing
YAML (or whatever) files frequently and want changes to be reflected
right away during playback.  This is a weaker version of the plain
"restart" command, which restarts the entire playback chain.
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/dtas-player_protocol.txt b/Documentation/dtas-player_protocol.txt
index b8f8264..ff8f7ae 100644
--- a/Documentation/dtas-player_protocol.txt
+++ b/Documentation/dtas-player_protocol.txt
@@ -169,7 +169,9 @@ Commands here should be alphabetized according to `LC_ALL=C sort'
 * restart - restarts all processes in the current pipeline.  Playback
   will be momentarily interrupted while this change occurs.  This is
   necessary if one of the commands (e.g. sox or ecasound) or loaded
-  libraries (e.g. a LADSPA plugin) is upgraded.
+  libraries (e.g. a LADSPA plugin) is upgraded.  Use "source restart"
+  instead to only restart the source chain, leaving the sinks
+  untouched.
 * rg RGARGS - configure ReplayGain support
   All FLOAT values may be adjusted via '+=' or '-=' instead of simple
@@ -233,6 +235,14 @@ Commands here should be alphabetized according to `LC_ALL=C sort'
         1. input type (flac/opus/mp3/etc)
         2. transport protocol (local FS/http/ftp/sftp/etc)
+* source ls - dump the names of sources sorted by tryorder
+* source restart - restart the current source command
+  This can be useful if the source file is changed during playback
+  and the current player process is holding onto an unlinked inode.
+  This is advantageous over a full "restart" as there is no audible
+  gap on most systems.
 * state dump [FILENAME]
   Immediately dump the state of the player.  If a FILENAME is specified,
   the state is written to that file.  Otherwise, the default state file