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Old 12-08-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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Command Line MP3 Player

I am looking for a simple non-graphical command line mp3 player. Anyone know of one?

Old 12-08-2007, 09:30 AM   #2
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mpg321 or mpg123, or is there something you need that those don't do?
Old 12-08-2007, 10:36 AM   #3
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Here's one:
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cplay is quite usable.
Old 12-08-2007, 05:46 PM   #5
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I would also highly recommend herrie. It uses an ncurses interface that is very easy to use and uses xmms style key bindings for playback control. Playlists work great in it.

It works with most audio file formats, http streams, has audio scrobbler support, and can even chroot itself into a directory.

You can also set it up so that it forwards sound over ssh to listen to your music away from home.

For Slackware users check out my slackbuild for herrie at
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mp3blaster is great! A short "about" from Mp3blaster is an interactive text-based program that plays several audio file types (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, wav, and sid). It is one of the few audio players for the text console that allows full interactive control during playback. One of its key features is the ability to compose a very flexible playlist (while playing!). It plays most MP3 formats and has full mixer support built in.
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mplayer has a nice command line interface. you don't have to use the gui. It plays many types of files.
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Might want to check out MPD + NCMPC (or some other CLI MPC)


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