Shmplayer executes a single instance of mplayer in the background and controls it through a FIFO.
However, unlike XMMS, shmplayer doesn't require an X server to be active. You can even use it from a remote shell. Shmplayer has also some unique features like "jgrep" that lets you jump to the first "grepped" match of the playlist.
What's New in This Release:
· When jumping to the last loaded playlist, xmplayer exits from shuffle mode.
· This bug has been fixed.
· If xmplayer is already running, the "play" command rewinds the current track.