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mpg123 is described as 'free software cross-platform command-line MPEG audio player whose library, libmpg123, is noted for its speed at decompressing MPEG audio files. As the name suggests, it supports MPEG-1 and -2, layers 1, 2, and 3. Its most common use is to play MP3 files' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to mpg123 for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows and Xfce. The best alternative is Quod Libet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mpg123 are Qmmp, Winyl, ncmpcpp and C* Music Player.

mpg123 alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of mpg123.
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mpg123 is a free software cross-platform command-line MPEG audio player whose library, libmpg123, is noted for its speed at...

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    Quod Libet

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    153 alternatives to Quod Libet 

    Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
    The album browser, giving a visual anchor for a large library
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    Qmmp

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    92 alternatives to Qmmp 

    Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to Winamp or xmms.

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    Winyl

    • Windows
    336 alternatives to Winyl 

    Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows.

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    1.  PortableWinyl can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightWinyl consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Discontinued

    No updates since late 2018

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    ncmpcpp

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    13 alternatives to ncmpcpp 

    Ncurses Music Player Client (Plus Plus) Music player for the command line requiring mpd, the Music Player Daemon.

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    1.  Command line interfacencmpcpp either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  5. C* Music Player

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    81 alternatives to C* Music Player 

    cmus is a small, fast and powerful console music player for Linux and *BSD.

    Input/Output Plugins Input: Ogg/Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, Musepack, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AAC, MP4, and everything supported by libmodplug Output: PulseAudio, ALSA, OSS, libao, aRts, Sun, and WaveOut (Wind.

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    1.  Command line interfaceC* Music Player either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightC* Music Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    MOC

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    125 alternatives to MOC 

    MOC (music on console) is a console audio player for LINUX/UNIX designed to be powerful and easy to use.

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    1.  Command line interfaceMOC either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Works OfflineMOC can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    • ncmpc

      • Linux
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      25 alternatives to ncmpc 

      ncmpc is a fully featured MPD client, which runs in a terminal (using ncurses). Its goal is to provide a keyboard oriented and consistent interface to MPD, without wasting resources.

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      Herrie

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      17 alternatives to Herrie 

      Herrie is a minimalistic music player that uses the command line. It is written to support a variety of operating systems, audio subsystems and file formats, including playlists. Herrie has a split-screen user interface, with a playlist at the top of the screen and a file...

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      1.  Command line interfaceHerrie either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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      Mp3blaster

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      118 alternatives to Mp3blaster 

      Mp3blaster is an mp3 player for computers running a UNIX-like operating system, e.g. Linux, Free/Net/OpenBSD, etc. Its interface is entirely text based, thereby eliminating the need for a graphical environment like X-Windows.

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      1.  Command line interfaceMp3blaster either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
        Discontinued

        Last update on 2017.

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        vitunes

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        14 alternatives to vitunes 

        vitunes is a curses-based music player and playlist manager for *nix whose goals are: 1. a minimalistic appearance, 2. strong vi-like bindings, and 3. quick playlist creation/management. vitunes does not strive to be a feature-rich media player, but rather a quick, vi-like media...

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        1.  Command line interfacevitunes either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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