music123(1) plays various sound files (usually including MP3, Ogg and Wav).

SYNOPSIS

music123 [ -hqrvz ] file ...

DESCRIPTION

music123 is a shell around various command line programs to play music files. It will descend directories trees with -r, and randomize file lists with -z. The programs used and the options given them are listed in /etc/music123rc or ~/.music123rc.

OPTIONS

-h
Show command help and exit;
-q
Quiet mode. No messages are displayed.
-r
Recurse into directories, instead of ignoring them.
-v
Display version information and exit.
-z
Play files in random order.
-Z
Play the files randomly and endlessly.
-l
Loop. -z -l differs from -Z in that -z -l will randomize, play through the song list (without repetition) in random order once, and repeat the songs in that order over and over; -Z will randomly play the songs, without any order, and will possibly play a song right after itself.
-i
Ignore extension case.
-L
List files and exit.
-T
Start a task that handle commands, only one command supported : quit, using q or Q will quit the application at the end of the current song.
-D
Set music123 not to delay between songs. (May make music123 harder to kill).
-d
Customize the time music123 delays between songs. -d takes one argument, expressed in seconds, which may have a fractional part.
[email protected]
Play the files listed in the mandatory argument of [email protected] Other files can be added on the command line, and this option can be given several times. Note that music123 doesn't yet play URLs.
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End option list.

EXAMPLES

Play three songs:

music123 test1.ogg test2.mp3 test3.wav

Play a couple of directories and other songs at random:

music123 -z -r Rock/ test1.ogg Pop/ test4.wav

FILES

/etc/music123rc
Describes which programs music123 uses, which files types it supports, and which options it passes those programs.

~/.music123rc
Per-user config file to override the system wide settings.

AUTHORS

Authors:

David Starner <[email protected]>