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  • Benmp3
    Benmp3 is a small mp3 CD and Wav player for the console.
  • clxmms
    clxmms is a client of xmms, working in command- line or batch mode.
  • consolecandy
    ConsoleCandy is an MP3 player for the console (or a terminal window). The difference from other console MP3 players is that it has eye candy like a spectrum analyzer and two others.
  • Emacs mp3player
    Emacs mp3player is an interface to mp3 players for the Emacs editor. Supported players are mpg123 and winamp.
  • gamp
    gamp is an ncurses-based console MP3 player for Linux. It is based on amp.
  • imp3sh
    imp3sh is a command-line mp3 player written in C using the Xaudio Asynchronous library. It has full playlist control, supports many standard shell functions, and has many other bells and whistles.
  • Ksmp3play
    Ksmp3play is an curses-based MP3 player. This allows you to control the player on another computer using telnet or ssh, which might be useful if you have an old computer dedicated for mp3 playing. Other features include song rating and volume settings for each song.
  • MAD
    MAD is a high-quality MPEG audio decoder. It currently supports MPEG-1 and the MPEG-2 extension to lower sampling frequencies, as well as the de facto MPEG 2.5 format. All three audio layers ? Layer I, Layer II, and Layer III (i.e. MP3) ? are fully implemented.
  • MJS
    MJS is a console mp3-player with some special features not found in most console based mp3-players. It features a search function, playlist saving and loading and an easy to use interface.
    MP3 STATION is a free simple and very light text/curses frontend for mpg123 (or clones) intended to be used under a generic unix environment. It was built to handle mp3 playback in a car.
  • Mp3Blaster
    Mp3Blaster is an interactive text-based program that plays mp3 audio files with full control during playback. Read more
  • mpg123
    mpg123 is a real time MPEG Audio Player for Layer 1,2 and Layer3. (MPEG 2.0 with Layer1/2 not heavily tested) Tested with Linux, FreeBSD, SunOS4.1.3, Solaris 2.5, HPUX 9.x and SGI Irix. Plays Layer 3 in stereo on an AMD-486-120Mhz.
  • mpg123+eq patch
    mpg123 with a graphical equalizer. Pure Xlib, sexy GUI, latest mpg123 version.
  • mpg123-thor
    mpg123-thor is a version of mpg123, the well-known and highly efficient MP3 player, with a generic control interface that has been enhanced with the possibility to control the built-in equalizer in real-time.
  • mpg321
    mpg321 is a completely free drop-in replacement for mpg123. It has been designed to work as a drop-in replacement for mpg123, for the use of frontends, shell scripts, etc. It does all mp3 decoding using the high-quality integer-only MAD library.
  • music on console
    music on console is a console audio player, with simple ncurses interface. Currently it supports MP3, OGG, and WAVE formats. Playlists can be saved and loaded in m3u files. The playback is smooth because MOC uses output buffer in a separate thread and precaches files while playing. Read more
  • Musicus
    Musicus is a component of the Cjukebox music management system. It is a command line tool that uses xmms pluggins for playing back music. It is written in C++. Musicus can be either used in batch mode or in an interactive mode In batch mode the files given on the commandline will played.
  • Mylene
    Mylene is a command line MPEG audio player. It can play plain or system embedded MPEG audio streams. Currently, it only works with Linux OSS (and with ALSA with OSS emulation).
  • Orpheus
    Orpheus is a lightweight text mode menu- and window-driven audio player application for CDs and files in MP3 format.
  • pimp3
    pimp3 is a Python Intelligent MP3 player.
  • PyAudioPlay
    PyAudioPlay is a set of Python classes which tie together the pyao, pymad, aifc and wav modules into a single threaded media player. The actual Player class does all of its playback within a Python thread allowing the host application to perform others tasks and not have to worry about managing the audio playback.
  • qplay
    qplay is a free console-based audio player with a queue ([kju?]). It uses the standard GNU/Linux command line players mpg123 and ogg123 for actual music playback.
  • snd123
    snd123 is a simple command line audio player that supports MP2, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Speex, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AC3, CDDA, WMA 1 and 2, MOD, XM, IT, S3M, 669, MTM, and STM.
  • Splay
    Splay plays MPEG-1 layer 1,2,3 and MPEG-2 layer 3. It is written in C++ and uses the mpegsound library.
  • triamp
    A simple music manager and player that features a user interface that lets users carry out tasks very rapidly.
  • vitunes
    vitunes is a curses-based music player and playlist manager whose goals are a minimalistic appearance, strong vi-like bindings, and quick playlist creation/management.
  • xcplay
    xcplay is an ncurses interface for xmms. UI-clone of cplay with xmms as a backend instead of console players.
  • xmplayer
    xmplayer is a xmms replacement in bash. Xmplayer executes, only once, mplayer in background and controls it through a FIFO. It supports all the (useful) features you'll find in XMMS and it is easily extendible.

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