On 2013-02-21 13:21, flymail wrote:
> - I was hoping to find a console-based player (perhaps adaptations of mplayer) that can retrieve mp3 tags and
> metadata to order album tracks automatically so that a single album can be played along the lines of `mplayer
> ~/mp3/artist/album/*.mp3’. Alas, among the choices I see no solution for this short of coding it myself!
I have used such a thing years ago! But I don’t have the name in my notes.
Looking for the word “play” in yast, I see cmus:
cmus - Curses-based Ogg, MP3, WMA, and WAV Player
CMus is a small and fast text mode music player for Linux and *BSD.
Supported file formats include FLAC, Ogg, MP3 (via libmad), wav, and all
module formats supported by libmodplug. Included output plugins are
ALSA, ARTS, OSS, and Sun. It can be controlled through a UNIX socket.
Background playlist loading and a metadata cache make loading files very
fast. Playqueue, playlist filters and directory browser. Three playlist
views are available: artist/album/track, shuffle list, and sorted list.
There are three play modes: all, artist, album.
Another possibility is gst123 - the name of the old program I recollect
had 123 in it, too.
I have tried ‘cmus’ just a bit. Commands work like “vi”, they start with
“:”. awkward! Messages in an xterm are yellow on white, unreadable. It
is designed for a black terminal, I guess.
I expected something easier, with a menu, like ‘mc’ or ‘pine’.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)