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Old 07-24-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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Console MP3 Player?

I have an old, well not too old but old enough :P, computer that I haven't used in a while since its missing afew peices, but figured if I can get it working again I'd like to use it to play MP3s.

It is a Celeron 600 with 96M RAM and only a 1M onboard Video Card(honestly I have no clue what type it is, only thats its 1Meg). With those specs I do not believe it would run KDE or Gnome, so I'd like to find an MP3 player that I can run from a prompt and has a playlist. Anyone know of something that will work?

Old 07-24-2003, 05:16 PM   #2
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I think mpg123 would work.
Old 07-24-2003, 05:30 PM   #3
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If you want playlists, I'd recommend mp3blaster.
Old 07-24-2003, 05:52 PM   #4
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mpg123 filename.mp3 or if you are listening form a cd "cdplay play 1" plays the first track
Old 07-24-2003, 07:12 PM   #5
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You can run a GUI just fine on that system. My MP3 server was running one, and it was 300Mhz w/ 64MB of RAM.

Just not KDE or GNOME. Try Fluxbox, XFCE, Windowmaker, etc, and you should be fine.

But for a Console MP3 Player, I like MP3Blaster as well. Its very full featured and easy to use.
Old 07-24-2003, 08:12 PM   #6
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I second mp3blaster.
Old 07-25-2003, 03:45 AM   #7
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if you want just an standalone mp3 player mp3blaster is way to go if you want to use that from other application s like emacs you can get mpg321
Old 07-25-2003, 05:18 AM   #8
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slackware with blackbox and xmms
Old 07-25-2003, 05:23 AM   #9
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mplayer can run mp3 in the command line It's pretty useful with 9 and 0 keys as volume control .
Old 07-25-2003, 06:03 AM   #10
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Originally posted by Glock Shooter
I second mp3blaster.
replace 'second' with third (or possibly 4th)
Old 10-18-2006, 03:57 PM   #11
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hi here is one script i grote.


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