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Old 03-17-2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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What is the best command-line MP3 player?

Trying to play MP3's on an older AMD (K6-II) based box with a CM8738 sound card. Its hooked up to my stereo via the line out.

The machine is just my fileserver, and I dont have or want any gui fancier than bash.

So what app is easiest for playing from my MP3 collection? mpeg123? mplayer? other?
Old 03-17-2004, 01:40 PM   #2
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Personally, I love mplayer - but hey, that's just my choice
Old 03-17-2004, 04:39 PM   #3
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CLI = mpg321/ogg123. Moosic's also neat for more elaborate stuff and does mp3/ogg.
Console = mp3blaster (also does ogg)
GUI = xmms
Old 03-17-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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mpg123 gets my vote. I use it for a nice crontab alarm clock.
Old 03-17-2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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I believe you can use xmms on the command line as well. You may have to install a gui to get it installed. I don't know....


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