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       mpg321  is  a free command-line mp3 player, which uses the
       mad audio decoding library. mpg321  is  written  to  be  a
       drop-in  replacement for the non-free mpg123 player.  Some
       functions remain unimplemented, but mpg321 should function
       as  a basic drop-in replacement for mpg123 front-ends such
       as gqmpeg, and those programs which use mpg123  to  decode
       mp3  files  (like  gtoaster,  and other CD-recording soft­

       mpg321 differs from mpg123     in several ways. First  and
       foremost,  it  is fully Free, under the GNU General Public
       License. Secondly, it allows run-time switching of  output
       devices (via the -o switch). (mpg321 also allows configur­
       ing a default output device at compile-time, but  run-time
       switching is always allowed).


       -o devicetype
                 Set   the  output  device  type  to  devicetype.
                 devicetype can be one of:

                 oss - the Linux Open Sound System;

                 sun - the Sun audio system;

                 alsa - the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture;

                 alsa09 - the Advanced Linux Sound  Architecture,
                 version 0.9;

                 esd - the Enlightened Sound Daemon;

                 arts - the analog real-time synthesiser

                 See -a device, below.

       -a device, --audiodevice device
                 Use  device for audio-out instead of the default
                 device, depending on the  output  device  you've
                 chosen  (via -o devicetype).  By default this is
                 the native sound device.  Generally this is  the
                 device  for  devicetype  (or  the default system
                 device)    to    use    for     output     (i.e.

                 This option has no effect with -o arts.

                 default, the entire stream is decoded.

       -@ list, --list list
                 Use the file  list  for  a  playlist.  The  list
                 should be in a format of filenames followed by a
                 line feed. Multiple -@ or --list specifiers will
                 be  ignored;  only  the last -@ or --list option
                 will be used. The playlist is concatenated  with
                 filenames  specified on the command-line to pro­
                 duce one master playlist. A filename of '-' will
                 cause standard input to be read as a playlist.

       -z, --shuffle
                 Shuffle  playlists  and  files  specified on the
                 command-line.   Produces    a    randomly-sorted
                 playlist which is then played through once.

       -Z, --random
                 Randomise  playlists  and files specified on the
                 command-line. Files are played through, choosing
                 at  random; this means that random files will be
                 played for as long as mpg321 is running.

       -v, --verbose
                 Be  more  verbose.  Show  current  byte,   bytes
                 remaining,  time, and time remaining, as well as
                 more information about the mp3 file.

       -s, --stdout
                 Use standard output instead of an  audio  device
                 for  output.  Output  is  in 16-bit PCM, little-

       -w N, --wav N
                 Write to wav file N instead of using  the  audio
                 device.  This  option will be preferred if --cdr
                 or --au are specified too. Specifying '-' for  N
                 will  cause  the  file to be written to standard

       --cdr N   Write to cdr file N instead of using  the  audio
                 device. Specifying '-' for N will cause the file
                 to be written to standard output.

       --au N    Write to au file N instead of  using  the  audio
                 device. Specifying '-' for N will cause the file
                 to be written to standard output.

       -t, --test
                 Test mode; do no output at all.

                 devices that don't understand mono, such as some
                 CD players.

                 Aggressive  mode;  try to get higher priority on
                 the system. Needs root permissions.

                 Skip N frames between printing  a  frame  status
                 update,  in both Remote Control (-R) and verbose
                 (-v) mode. Can help CPU  utilisation  on  slower
                 machines. This is an mpg321-specific option.

       --help, --longhelp
                 Show summary of options.

       -V, --version
                 Show version of program.


       This    manual    page    was    written   by   Joe   Drew

       Permission is granted to copy,  distribute  and/or  modify
       this  document  under  the  terms  of the BSD license.  On
       Debian systems, this can be  found  in  /usr/share/common-


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