get name of file that is currently playing in mplayer (if there)

media="$(basename "$(readlink /proc/$(pidof mplayer)/fd/* | grep -v '\(/dev/\|pipe:\|socket:\)')")" && ((test -n "$media" && echo "now playing: $media") || echo "no track/video playing")
grep -v '\(/dev/\|pipe:\|socket:\)' seemingly looks a bit complicated. This can, of course, be replaced by head -1. However, it is not sure whether the filename line will be first on all systems, so I chose the safer way by filtering out what is not needed here.
Sample Output
now playing: your fav artist - your fav track.mp3
now playing: your fav movie.mpeg
no track/video playing

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