Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Several powerful console music players for Linux

Filed under
Reviews

These players are among the top audio players for console available on Linux. You can run them in a shell instance without the need of an X Server, and although several use only a command-line interface (like ogg123 of mpg123), several come with a nice, ncurses-based interface which makes music management easier and pleasant.

CMus (full review here)
Also named C* music player, CMus is a powerful player featuring a ncurses interface, with support for audio formats like Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV or MP3. It comes with 7 different view modes (the default one is called the library view mode and includes two panels, one as a file browser and the other one as a playlist), support for themes, configurable shorcuts, Vi-style commands. I found CMus to be extremely fast, highly configurable and flexible. Definitely worth a try for those who are looking for a terminal-based audio player.
Homepage

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com/2009/04/several-powerful-console-music-players.html

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

Red Hat Summit and News

Leftovers: Ubuntu