Siren – text-based audio player

Last Updated on August 11, 2021


If you’re looking for a text-based music player that’s extremely frugal with system resources, Siren might just tick all your boxes.

Siren does the job of a simple, no-frills music player quite well. Too many music players are stuffed with things like graphic equalizers and other frippery. Features that most people never actually use. Siren is refreshingly minimalist, although its design points to a bygone era of computing software.

The absence of gapless playback and the extremely rudimentary playlist support is a turn-off though. Overall, it’s a long way short of musikcube. But, of course, that’s just my opinion.

Support: Manual
Developer: Tim van der Molen
License: ISC licence

Siren is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features & Memory Usage
Page 4 – Summary

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