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Old 10-13-2002, 11:02 PM   #1
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command line way of playing .mp3?

Hi. Is there a way to play mp3's on the command line? Im out of X Windows and at a terminal.

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some more I am sure
Old 10-14-2002, 12:22 AM   #3
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So I don't need a GUI to play an mp3? I can play a song while at just the terminal?

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Sure can, mpg123 is installed with most distros by default. Another non X but GUI mp3 player that is very good is mp3blaster. It runs via ncurses, and is very easy to understand.

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Ofcourse, there's also mplayer.


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