Subject: Re: OT: mp3 player recomendation
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/27/2001 07:20:55
Frederick Bruckman <>  wrote:
 > On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Martin Husemann wrote:
 > > I'd like to use my arm32 machine (a shark) as a MP3 player, booted diskless
 > > and located right at the amplifier. I don't intend to run X on that machine,
 > > only a simple player. This should be able to enqueue long lists of files
 > > to play, and optionally randomly select the next file to play.
 > >
 > > I'd like to have a front end for this player, running on another machine
 > > (with X and gtk or whatever), controlling the player on the disk- and
 > > headless machine via the network.
 > "gqmpeg" is just a front end for "mpg123". Maybe it would work to make
 > "mpg123" on the one machine a shell script, like "ssh headless mpg123"?
 > "madplay" is a nicer command line player than "mpg123" -- it supports
 > variable bit rate, and it gives a nice little display while it's running
 > -- but I don't believe there are any graphical front ends for it.

I had gqmpeg running on my shark with output plugged into my TV using
a wireless mouse on the coffee table.  It kinda mostly worked ok.

I was using a custom un-releasable mpg123 though.  I don't know what
the current state of the art is there.