I use the omxplayer-console along with frontend-term. Together they offer a crude gui in a terminal window while I am SSHed into my Pi. This used to work well for me and offered a number of keystrokes from which I could skip forward, skip backward, pause and resume and a few other things from keyboard at the terminal.
I haven't used it in a while and when I tried again tonight, I can't seem to do anything to get it to recognize my keystrokes. Running the frontend-term program by itself I can see that the keystrokes echo the commands to the console:
P: pause f: seek +30 F: seek +600 etc...
But piping it to the console does not seem to give me the controls I used to have.
frontend-term | omxplayer-console /path/to/my/media
Does anyone know what I can do to return the functioning controls?
EDIT: A couple of weeks ago I thought the problem to be related to permissions on an intermediate io file. It seemed that when I switched to sudo I had complete control of everything and that the omxplayer-console directory was set to root ownership. So the solution seemed to be:
sudo chown pi. omxplayer-console -R
Where omxplayer-console is the the directory where the programs reside.
But that is NOT the reason. Once again I have lost control and the rights are exactly as I set them a few weeks ago. SO what ELSE did I do a couple of weeks ago that I need to do again? Anybody have any ideas?