mpg123 Alternatives

    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 (Free, Open Source), Winyl (Free, Open Source), C* Music Player (Free, Open Source) and MOC (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 5, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to Winamp or xmms. Extra features XMMS and Winamp 2.
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    3. Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows.

      Discontinued

      No updates since late 2018

    4. MOC (music on console) is a console audio player for LINUX/UNIX designed to be powerful and easy to use.
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    5. ncmpcpp – featureful ncurses based MPD client inspired by ncmpc Main features: - tag editor - playlist editor - easy to use search engine - media library - music visualizer - ability to fetch artist info from last.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      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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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      mpg321 is a very popular command-line mp3 player. mpg321 is used for frontends, as an mp3 player and as an mp3 to wave file decoder (primarily for use with CD-recording software.).
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