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       audiopreview  -  play  previews  of  your  audio  and video files, and also internet media


       audiopreview [OPTIONS] FILES/URIS...


       AudioPreview is a command-line tool that can play previews of your audio files as well  as
       video  files,  and  even  internet  media  streams.  It will play your whole media library
       without any problem and can also be used as a regular media player.

       AudioPreview is developed in C and needs Glib and Gstreamer libraries.

       Note about notation: To be generic, each file or URI will be called a "stream".


       Note that you may need different plugins to read specific files. For  example, to play mp3
       files, you need to install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly.

         We *suggest* you to install these plugins:


              Set when to show colors, TYPE can be 'no' for no color, 'auto' for colors only when
              there is a non-dumb TTY attached to Standard Output, 'yes' for colors all the  time
              even if the Standard Output is not attached to a TTY. Default: auto.

       --debug | -D
              Show  debug  information  in  output  (should  ONLY  be used for bug reporting, for
              developers or for testing purposes).

       --duration=SECONDS | -d SECONDS
              Change the preview duration for every stream to SECONDS  seconds.  If  DURATION  is
              negative ( < 0 ) it will play each stream till it reaches the END OF FILE (Infinite
              streams will play indefinitely! ex: live streams or internet radio  station,  ...).
              The default is 10.

       --entirely | -e
              Play each given stream entirely starting from the beginning. *Infinite streams will
              play indefinitely!*  This option totally overrides any given -p or -d options.

              Change seeking mode to be faster (but less accurate). This will seek to the nearest
              keyframe instead of the exact time (This might pose problems if --position is 2).

       --file=FILE | -f FILE
              Add every line of FILE to the playlist. FILE should contain new-line-separated URIs
              or paths. This is done after command-line arguments (if any) are parsed  and  added
              to the playlist.

       --help | -?
              Print the usage help.

       --loop | -l
              Activate  Loop  mode so that when the last stream has been played, we start playing
              again from the first stream of the list.

       --max-duration=SECONDS | -m SECONDS
              Sets the maximum preview duration to SECONDS (integer). This can be used  with  the
              --entirely  option and you have streams that can be infinite (like radio stations).
              (To use with --entirely)

              Deactivate/disable the audio output.

              Deactivate/disable the video output. You should use this option if you  don't  have
              any  DISPLAY  running  otherwise  audiopreview  might  raise an error if you try to
              preview video streams.

       --position=POSITION | -p POSITION
              Define the starting position from where to start previewing  the  stream.  POSITION
              can  have  these  values:  0 (Start), 1 (Middle), 2 (End), 3 (Anywhere).  Note that
              this option is ignored if the stream is not seekable (e.g. internet radio  streams,
              live streams, ...).  Default is 3 (Anywhere).

       --quiet | -q
              Quiet or silent output (almost no output execept error and warning messages).

       --shuffle | -S
              Shuffle the playlist before playing the first stream.

       --verbose | -v
              Verbose output.

              Display the version number.

       --volume=PERCENTAGE | -V PERCENTAGE
              Change  the  output  volume. PERCENTAGE is an integer from 0 to 200. Default is 100
              (e.g. audiopreview --volume=100).


       When audiopreview is running you can do some specific actions using keyboard keys:

              Pause (or resume) playing.

       N      Play next stream.

       P      Play previous stream.

       Q      Stop playing and exit.

       R      Restart current stream (it  respects  the  --position  argument,  for  example:  if
              --position  is  random, which is the default value, then a new random position will
              be calculated and the stream will be played from this new  position).   Ignored  if
              stream is continuous (like radio stations).


       Here are a few examples of common usage:

       - Preview 5 seconds of every Ogg file (shuffled) in the current directory:

       audiopreview -S -d 5 *.ogg

       - Preview 1 minute of a few internet streams:

       audiopreview -d 60 http://radio1:port/ http://streamZ/playlist.asp http://streaming:port/

       - Play continuously and quietly (volume: 40%) an internet radio station:

       audiopreview -V 40 -e http://coolradio:9999/

       - Preview 20 seconds in the middle of each mp3 file of a directory:

       audiopreview -d 20 -p 1 /dir/to/my/music/*.mp3

       -  Preview  5  seconds  from  the  start of each AVI video file in a directory, with audio
       output disabled:

       audiopreview --no-audio -d 5 -p 0 /dir/to/my/videos/*.avi

       - Play entirely each mp3 file found in ~/Music/ (and in subdirectories):

       audiopreview -e -f <(find ~/Music/ -name '*.mp3')

       - Play (entirely) and loop through all of the ogg files in the current directory:

       audiopreview -e -l *.ogg


       If you find any bug using AudioPreview, please report it to:

       or send an email with detailed description to:


       Arnaud Soyez (Weboide) <>

                                        February 13, 2009                         AUDIOPREVIEW(1)