CLI audio players for Linux

What would life be without music? Given the proper codecs, in Linux you can play almost any digital audio format. Linux has many graphical applications that can do the job, such as Amarok, Rhythmbox, Audacious, and XMMS, all of which provide an intuitive user interface, playlist sorting, and various other options. But what if you want low resource usage so you can play tunes on aging hardware? Here are some alternative players for the Linux command line.

At the top of the list comes mp3blaster. Out of all the CLI audio players I worked with, mp3blaster was the most comprehensive and feature-full. It has an ncurses interface, and once you familiarize yourself with the keys you'll find it fairly easy to renounce other audio players.


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Headless Audacious

One of my favorite ways to listen to music on the command line is just to use Audacious. To open it in headless mode, all you need to do is type in 'audacious -H'. To me, it's just as powerful as the other clients. 

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