mpg321 Alternatives

    mpg321 is described as '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.)' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to mpg321 for Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows and Xfce. The best alternative is C* Music Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mpg321 are MOC (Free, Open Source), ncmpcpp (Free, Open Source), ncmpc (Free, Open Source) and Herrie (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2020

    1. MOC (music on console) is a console audio player for LINUX/UNIX designed to be powerful and easy to use.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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
      mpg123 is a 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.
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