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Guide to CMus - Music Player for Your Terminal

Feb 03, 2011, 04:35 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Chris7mas for this link. ]

"CMus is a free, powerful, terminal-based music player using the ncurses toolkit. CMus supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Musepack, WavPack, WMA, AAC and MP4. Although CMus is not the only good player for the shell (alternatives like MOC, Herrie or mp3blaster are also available), I prefer it due to its unique keyboard shortcuts and feature completeness. This guide is divided into the following sections (click on any to jump directly to it):

CMus Features
Using CMus
Enabling Last.fm or Libre.fm Song Submission in CMus
How-To: Compile and Install CMus in Debian 5.0 Lenny
CMus Features

"Here are the main features of CMus:
* Gapless playback
* ReplayGain support
* MP3 and Ogg streaming from SHOUTcast or Icecast
* Playlist support and powerful playlist filters
* Play queue
* File browser
* Last.fm or Libre.fm song submission support (via scripts)
* Seven different view modes
* Color themes
* Vi-like keyboard shortcuts"

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