Console MP3 players.

Pigeon jah.pigeon at
Wed Dec 4 11:14:36 CST 2002

On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 04:19:15PM +0000, Freeman, Peter (ERHS) 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" 
> We play our on hold spiel using mpg123 on a 486, works fine, and sadly I 
> haven't bothered to write a script to check if it's working or not, because
> it hasn't failed in 2 years of running, apart from the odd power failure,
> and it runs on startup anyway.....
> If a "hack" works, who cares how it seems?  I very much doubt whether the
> people on the other end of the phone will ;)

I suspect that the people on the other end of the phone will be very
grateful if it DOESN'T work.

Is it possible to send a DTMF sequence to cause mpg123 to exit?


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