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    CLI audio player


    does anyone know if there is an audio player with cd/mp3 support that can work just from the command line (without needing X)
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    mplayer? It is command line based anyway, the GUI is an extra. I remember there are a few funky ncurses based players around. There is also mpg123.

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    yep, using mplayer /path_to_song.mp3 works just fine.

    thanks!
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    btw, how can i create an mplayer playlist to use at the cli?
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    mp3blaster. The best mp3 CLI player out there. I run it every time while trying to fix broken X.

    Mp3blaster is an interactive audio player for the text-console with
    unique playlist abilities no other programs offer. Its interface is at
    least equally powerful as those featured in GUI players, without
    requiring bulky graphical environments.

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    fapg is a good program to generate playlists compatible with mplayer, but if you're looking for a nice interface (and not just forward-back), I recommend cplay. It's a curses-based music player that works really well.
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