Mylene is a command line MPEG audio player. It can play plain and system embedded MPEG audio streams and works for Linux OSS and ALSA emulated OSS and Mac OS X. The player can be used interactively by telling it to establish a UNIX or INET server on which commands can be received. It features sophisticated song selection filters, the ability to interpret programs written in a C-like programming language and user formatted text output among others. The seek-h262 MPEG decoder is required for audio and system MPEG decoding.
The Extended Module Player is a command-line mod player for Unix-like systems that plays over 90 mainstream and obscure module formats from Amiga, Atari, Acorn, Apple IIgs, C64, and PC, including Protracker (MOD), Scream Tracker 3 (S3M), Fast Tracker II (XM), and Impulse Tracker (IT) files.
xwax allows DJs and turntablists to playback digital audio files controlled using normal turntables via timecoded vinyl. It handles needle drops, pitch changes, scratching, spinbacks, and rewinds, making it a capable tool for beat-mixing and scratch-mixing. It focuses on an accurate vinyl feel that is efficient, stable, and fast.
MOC (music on console) is a console audio player with a simple ncurses interface in playmp3list style. It supports MP3 (with ID3 tag, VBR, and Xing headers), Ogg, FLAC, WAVE, Musepack, Speex, WMA, MP4, AAC, and some other less popular audio formats. Playlists can be saved and loaded using .m3u files (PLS version 2 can also be loaded). Internet streams (Shoutcast, Icecast) are supported. It achieves gapless playback by employing an output buffer in a separate thread and file pre-caching. The key mapping can be fully customized. The interface can be detached from the server as it plays in the background.
MPFC is a GStreamer-based audio player with a curses interface. It features support for all popular formats and output systems (by virtue of GStreamer), a standard playlist paradigm, windowed text user interface, full cue sheet support, integrated tags editor, a remote control for Android, and high configurability.
Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback, recording, and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling. It supports a wide range of audio inputs, outputs, and effect algorithms. Effects and audio objects can be combined in various ways, and their parameters can be controlled by operator objects like oscillators and MIDI-CCs. A versatile console-mode user interface is included in the package.
VLC media player is a multimedia player, framework, streamer, and encoder. It can play inputs like files, network streams, DVDs, audio CDs, Blu-Rays, capture devices, and screens. It can play most audio and video codecs and formats (MPEG 1/2/4, H264, VC-1, DivX, WMV, Vorbis, AC3, AAC, MKV, etc.), but can also be used to convert to different formats and/or send streams through the network.
Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a server that allows remote access for playing music in various formats and managing playlists. It makes a great desktop player with frontend options (Qt, GTK, ncurses, Windows, and Web clients are available). It is also appropriate as a console player that is scriptable, and is especially useful if X is restarted frequently. A set of rapid development tools for clients are being developed and include a C library, Python module, PHP class, Perl module, and Java Class. The goals are to be easy to install and use, to have minimal resource requirements, to be stable and flexible, and easy to interface.
XMMS-SID is an XMMS1 plugin which provides support for playing the so-called "SID tunes". It uses the libSIDPlay1 and/or libSIDPlay2 emulator engines, which provide a virtual emulation/simulation of the Commodore 64 computer and its SID sound chip. It features a file info window, support for STIL database, a song length database, and good configurability.