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mpg321 — Simple and lightweight command line MP3 player
mpg321 [options] file(s) | URL(s) | -
mpg321 is a free command-line mp3 player, which uses the mad audio decoding library. mpg321 was written to be a drop-in replacement for the (by-then) non-free mpg123 player. Some functions remain unimplemented, but mpg321 should function as a basic drop-in replacement for mpg123 front-ends such as gqmpeg, and those programs which use mpg123 to decode mp3 files (like gtoaster, and other CD-recording software).
-o devicetype Set the output device type to devicetype. devicetype can be one of: oss - the Linux Open Sound System; sun - the Sun audio system; alsa - the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture; alsa09 - the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, version 0.9; esd - the Enlightened Sound Daemon; arts - the analog real-time synthesiser See -a device, below. -a device, --audiodevice device Use device for audio-out instead of the default device, depending on the output device you've chosen (via -o devicetype). By default this is the native sound device. Generally this is the device for devicetype (or the default system device) to use for output (i.e. /dev/sound/dsp1). This option has no effect with -o arts. For -o esd, specify the host on which esd is running; defaults to localhost. For -o alsa, specify audio device using the hw:x,y syntax, where x and y are numbers, default is hw:0,0. For example, if there is only one device installed, in most cases, the device should be named hw:0,0. When there is only one device, the device should always have the same name and numbers. -g N, --gain N Set gain (volume) to N (1-100). -k N, --skip N Skip N frames into the file being played. -n N, --frames N Decode only the first N frames of the stream. By default, the entire stream is decoded. -@ list, --list list Use the file list for a playlist. The list should be in a format of filenames followed by a line feed. Multiple -@ or --list specifiers will be ignored; only the last -@ or --list option will be used. The playlist is concatenated with filenames specified on the command-line to produce one master playlist. A filename of '-' will cause standard input to be read as a playlist. -z, --shuffle Shuffle playlists and files specified on the command-line. Produces a randomly- sorted playlist which is then played through once. -Z, --random Randomise playlists and files specified on the command-line. Files are played through, choosing at random; this means that random files will be played for as long as mpg321 is running. -v, --verbose Be more verbose. Show current byte, bytes remaining, time, and time remaining, as well as more information about the mp3 file. -s, --stdout Use standard output instead of an audio device for output. Output is in 16-bit PCM, little-endian. -w N, --wav N Write to wav file N instead of using the audio device. This option will be preferred if --cdr or --au are specified too. Specifying '-' for N will cause the file to be written to standard output. --cdr N Write to cdr file N instead of using the audio device. Specifying '-' for N will cause the file to be written to standard output. --au N Write to au file N instead of using the audio device. Specifying '-' for N will cause the file to be written to standard output. -t, --test Test mode; do no output at all. -q, --quiet Quiet mode; suppress output of mpg123 boilerplate and file and song name. -B Read recursively the given directories. Allows you to define only the directory or directories and then mpg321 recursively plays all the songs. -F Turn on FFT analysis on PCM data. Remote mode only -S Report song to AudioScrobbler (last.fm). -x Set xterm title setting -b Number of decoded frames for the output buffer. -K Enable Basic Keys. -R "Remote control" mode. Useful for front-ends. Allows seeking and pausing of mp3 files. See README.remote (in /usr/share/doc/mpg321 on Debian and some other systems.) -3, --restart Restart "remote shell". Used only when in "Remote control" mode. --stereo Force stereo output: duplicates mono stream on second output channel. Useful for output for devices that don't understand mono, such as some CD players. --aggressive Aggressive mode; try to get higher priority on the system. Needs root permissions. --skip-printing-frames=N Skip N frames between printing a frame status update, in both Remote Control (-R) and verbose (-v) mode. Can help CPU utilisation on slower machines. This is an mpg321-specific option. -l N, --loop N Loop song or playlist N times.If N is 0 means infinite times. --help, --longhelp Show summary of options. -V, --version Show version of program.
* or / Increase or decrease volume. n Skip song. m Mute/unmute.
This manual page was written by Joe Drew <email@example.com>. Maintained by Nanakos Chrysostomos <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the BSD license. On Debian systems, this can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/BSD. MPG321(1)