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Old 09-26-2009, 01:55 PM   #1
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Question: text-based mp3 player for subversioned mp3s

Hi there,

I'm searching for a text-based mp3 player with the possibility to play mp3 files from a svn repository (directly from the repo, not from a working dir).

After googlin' a bit, I found an app called "mp3blaster", but apparently it doesnt do what I want..

Anybody knows if there's sutch thing?

Thanks in advance..
Old 09-26-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Wouldn't any application that reads data from a remote server have to download it anyway to play it. I mean when you stream video or music it is downloaded to your PC to view/listen.

Anyhow, I'm pretty sure mpg123 will do this, though i can't say for sure having never tried it, I always use local directories. I'm sure it will accept a URL though.

Good luck
Old 09-26-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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sure you can, with the svn client

svn cat ${remoteUrl} | mpg123 -

where the svn cat fetches the head revision of the file from the remote subversion repository, and the pipe of it to mpg123 where the "-" means play from standard input.

Not elegant, but functional.
Old 09-27-2009, 02:33 PM   #4
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Great answers,
Well, I was thinking of something a bit more like what mp3blaster does. It handles playlists and stuff like that.
Perhaps writing some script, that downloads the files in a temporary dir and plays them would do the trick.

Thanks again.


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