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Old 04-25-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
nefryt
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List of text based programs


Hi, I has searched in internet for text-based software.
Unfortunately I have found nothing. Do you know a text-based (not for X) video players?

Do you know more text-based programs?

I'm suggesting to make list of them in this post.

I know this programs:

abcde - CD Encoder
aumix - mixer controller
cd-discid - cddb disk ID utility
cdda2wav - ripper
cdparanoia - extraction tool )rip)
cd tool - CD player
dcd - CD player
tcd - CD player
distmp3 - Perl client and daemon
flac - Free Lossless Audio Codec
id3 - tags editor
id3tool - tags editor
id3v2 - tags editor
mp3blaster + mp3,ogg player
mp3burn + burns Audio from MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC
mp3c - MP3/OGG creator
mp3check - check mp3 for consistence
mp3gain - lossless mp3 normalizer
mp3info - tag editor
mp3rename - id3 tags editor
mp3roaster - audio burner
mp3split - spliter
mp3wrap - propably sampler
mpc - interface MPD
mpd - Music playing daemon
mpg123 - mp3 player
mpg321 - GPL clone of mpg123
normalize - audio normalizer
rawrec - raw audio recorder/ player
soundrecorder - records sound from microphone to wav
soundgrab - plays raw audio file and saves pieces
sox - universal sound sample translator
toolame - MPEG-1 layer 2 audio encoder
vorbis-tools - encodes to ogg
vorbisgain - propably normalizer
mav2cdr - converts wav2cdr :-)
wavesurfer - sound manipulation program
wavsplit - spliter (propably)

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Old 04-25-2006, 12:06 PM   #2
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I'm not positive about this, but I'm fairly sure that if you don't have X, you're not going to get video...they're kind of the same thing. But I could be wrong there.

Anyhow, links & lynx are text-based browsers, and naim is a text-based AIM client.

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Old 04-25-2006, 12:14 PM   #3
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video players not dependant on X are going to be few and far between.

you may be able to use mplayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/) but i haven't tested it without X running.

may i ask WHY you are not running X?

on a side note about my favorite text based program has to be "fortune". man, i love that thing.......
 
Old 04-25-2006, 12:52 PM   #4
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mplayer is indeed able to display video on the framebuffer (which need to be set of course). Feh can display images by the way.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 04:51 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonRider
may i ask WHY you are not running X?
I like text mode and last time I wanted to use it as default environment. I have begun work on computer under DOS. Next was Windows, and eventually Linux. But text mode is hard for me becouse I need mp3/ogg player, ripers, converters, video players, and formated text editors.
I usually run X, but sometimes I want to work in text mode.

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Old 04-27-2006, 05:02 PM   #6
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BASH (the almost defacto-universal shell linux uses for konsole or text based operation) is a wonderful thing to play with. you can do all sorts of neat scripting with it.

apparently mplayer can ineed run without X... (see Pierre's post)

cdparanoia is a excelent CD ripper, outputs to *.wav format.
LAME (http://lame.sourceforge.net) may or maynot be legal depending on your geographic location and is capable of encoding MP3's (very capable at that the list of options you can use to tweak operation is longer than you could ever immagine)
oggenc is free and will encode OGG audio
flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is also free and performs well

most of the time when i use my text based utils i'm either SSHing into a remote box or i'm using an open konsole or xterm window with X already running (usually KDE, but sometimes GNOME depending on distro). alot like using "CMD" under winNT
 
Old 04-27-2006, 05:14 PM   #7
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"cmd" under WinNT is about the worst comparison to a UNIX shell I have ever seen. That program is like the Pinto of command line utilities.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 05:42 PM   #8
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Let's not forget about :
- midnight commander(mc) [http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/] : for messing around with files
- vim(text editing) [http://vim.org]
- Orpheus [http://thekonst.net/en/orpheus] : Orpheus is a light-weight text mode menu- and window-driven audio player application for CDs and files in MP3 and Vorbis OGG format.
- Micq [http://micq.org]: a very nice ICQ client
 
Old 04-27-2006, 05:46 PM   #9
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i was reffering to how i used it not to how it worked.

using Konsole (or xterm) is like opening up a CMD shell to run command line programs


and i think that was actually an insult to the pinto, CMD is MUCH worse.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 06:19 PM   #10
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Very famous linux text-based text editor is EMACS.
parted - Only partition manager I know.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 09:45 PM   #11
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w3m is a good browser - can handle frames too which neither links or lynx can do
mutt is good for email - very powerful - I use it even in x in combo with fetchmail, procmail, spamassassin and sendmail
both vim and emacs are good text editors, although vim is a little easier to use than emacs I find, but emacs can also send/check mail, reads newsgroups and has a calandar/diary app
 
Old 04-28-2006, 01:43 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nefryt
I usually run X, but sometimes I want to work in text mode.
I would probably have X running on the main screen and use a virtual console for your text need.
 
  


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