Revision of CLI audio players for Linux from Tue, 01/29/2008 - 10:15

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.


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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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