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Command Line Audio: Simple as mpg123

Your mileage may vary with mpg123 but your MP3 listening enjoyment never will.

Did you ever want a little background music with your daily grind but either you didn’t want to (or couldn’t) fire up something graphical to use? That’s where mpg123 comes to your rescue. Mpg123 is a fast console MPEG audio player and decoder library. If you’re about to click on to another story because you think that a command line music playing application is devoid of features or functions, you’re going to miss out on one of the coolest and most versatile MP3 applications you’ve ever seen.

Those of you who work most of your 50-hour plus weeks at the command line deserve the same multimedia enjoyment that your GUI-tethered coworkers enjoy. Applications such as mpg123 give you the opportunity to get real work done and have a little fun while you do.

The Basics

It’s simple to install mpg123. You only need simple typing skills to install this…

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