Console MP3 players.

Andrew Reid andrew.reid at plug.cx
Mon Dec 2 18:06:18 CST 2002


On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 04:00:25PM +1030, *Malcolm McGrath - Ardec - MIS wrote:

> Im looking for a console mp3 player that will continuously play an mp3 
> in a looped manner (for on hold music), I had a look at mpg123, but it 
> appears as if i would need to write a script that checked to see if it 
> were running and restart it if it were not to use it in this fasion, I 
> would prefer not to do this if i can avoid it, as it seems to "hackish" 
> and just increases the chance that documentation will be inaccurate or 
> too difficult to follow for anyone who may come after me :).

Eh? A simple shell script that calls `mpg123 -z *` (plays random files
from a directory) and checks on it every 30 seconds wouldn't be
"hackish", it'd be sensible.

   - andrew

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