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04 Apr 2003 01:43 louigi600

Re: So mpg321 doesn't blow huh...

> Well actually I use X11 solely to play
> my mp3s, as many others reported, mpg123
> isn't(wasn't) Open Source/GPL, and
> crashes a lot with weirdly encoded mp3s.
> I'll give mpg321 a try :).
>
> PS: If mpg321 doesn't support backward
> list play (mpg123 only supports
> forwarding as in `#mpg123 -zC *.mp3
> */*.mp3'), that would be a nice new
> feature to have other key bound to
> "backward" and still have `f'
> to forward though. :)


You should give my frontend to mpg?2? a try, it supports reverse order playback.

20 Mar 2003 07:14 louigi600

Re: So mpg321 doesn't blow huh...
Well you might like to try my front end ... it makes mpgxxx do a lot more intresting things.
BTW ... you gave me a good idea ... I'll include reverse playlist playback in my front end. !

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cm3s/


> Well actually I use X11 solely to play
> my mp3s, as many others reported, mpg123
> isn't(wasn't) Open Source/GPL, and
> crashes a lot with weirdly encoded mp3s.
> I'll give mpg321 a try :).
>
> PS: If mpg321 doesn't support backward
> list play (mpg123 only supports
> forwarding as in `#mpg123 -zC *.mp3
> */*.mp3'), that would be a nice new
> feature to have other key bound to
> "backward" and still have `f'
> to forward though. :)


20 Mar 2003 07:09 louigi600

A grate free drop in replacement for mpg123 with extra features
I liked mpg123 so much that I wrote a front end for it, that has smart playback capabilites, to play mp3s in my car.
But as I went on with my project I soon started to appreciate the extra features that come with mpg321.
At present I think my front end makes better use of mpg321 than the original nonfree software.

Have a look at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cm3s/

19 Aug 2002 17:01 pimpity

Re: Why?

> > Maybe I'm missing something, but what
> > is the point of making a mpg123 replacement?
>
> The point is *competition*. I haven't
> seen another usable
> mp3 player for the console. Most X
> players are based on
> mpg123. mpg123 did *not* compile with
> ALSA support
> on my box. Maybe this will, now that I'm
> using OSS/Free again.

agreed; and if not for 'competiton', per se, then simply for variety. and as mentioned before, maybe mpg123 will go GPL, and this project can merge with it, and everyone will be benefited.

besides, there's nothing wrong with publishing good ideas. and sometimes the development of those ideas require that a programmer wander off the beaten path a bit.

13 Aug 2002 00:57 hoserhead

Re: control keys

> there are some kind of Control Keys (-C
> in mpg123)
> on mpg321?

Unfortunately, not right now. I've got plans to eventually support control keys, but they're not on the drawing board for the next version of mpg321 I'm going to release (0.3.0).

12 Aug 2002 20:50 fabiofranco

control keys
there are some kind of Control Keys (-C in mpg123)
on mpg321?

i cannot find the way to turn it on :(

24 Jan 2002 10:32 fredlwm

Re: MAD

I don't know what you mean with "plays terribly", but I just compiled the latest CVS with linux-3dnow and IMHO the quality is better than my first build (linux-pentium) from ~1 month ago.


Anyway, both are excellent players, and mpg321 is GPL'd.

25 Nov 2001 14:31 msilveira

So mpg321 doesn't blow huh...
Well actually I use X11 solely to play my mp3s, as many others reported, mpg123 isn't(wasn't) Open Source/GPL, and crashes a lot with weirdly encoded mp3s. I'll give mpg321 a try :).

PS: If mpg321 doesn't support backward list play (mpg123 only supports forwarding as in `#mpg123 -zC *.mp3 */*.mp3'), that would be a nice new feature to have other key bound to "backward" and still have `f' to forward though. :)

25 Oct 2001 00:56 plat

Re: Why?

> We don't need a mpg123 replacement!!!
> My MP3 Player work great without
> mpg321!!!!!


Really? That's great for you -- my experience has been
a bit different. mpg123 refuses to play about 5% of my
files. That is, it makes wacky noises and quits within
about 5 seconds of the song :-). Neither xmms nor
mpg321 give me such trouble, though.

Recently I planned on converting a bunch of my mp3s
to ogg (don't ask why, I guess I'm just crazy). Anyway,
since mpg123 mangled some of my mp3s, the oggs
didn't turn out either. I'd much sooner trust my apps
with mpg321 than 123. But that's just me.

13 Aug 2001 01:19 karellen

ESound
Does mpg321 support the ESound and Alsa APIs? I think that sould be mentioned in the description. mpg123 didn't compile with Alsa for me.

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