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18 CLI Audio Tools for Linux

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This article reviews all the most common command line tools for manipulating and listening to audio formats on Linux. Players, editors, encoders/decoders, tag editors, music servers, they are all here. Currently it includes no less than 18 CLI (Command Line Interface) tools.

ogg123 - Ogg Vorbis player
ogg123 is a simple Ogg Vorbis player capable of reading the song's tags and displaying detailed information about it. It's included in the vorbis-tools package, and the source is available for download here. You can play more than one file, for example running it like this: ogg123 ~/music/pink_floyd*.ogg.
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