188.8.131.52. mp3 files
The popular .mp3 format is widely
supported on Linux machines. Most distributions include multiple
programs that can play these files. Among many other applications,
XMMS, which is presented in the
screenshot below, is one of the most wide-spread, partially because
it has the same look and feel as the Windows tool.
Figure 11-1. XMMS mp3 player
Also very popular for playing music are AmaroK, a KDE application that is steadily
gaining popularity, and MPlayer,
which can also play movies.
Some distributions don't allow you to play MP3's without
modifying your configuration, this is due to license restrictions
on the MP3 tools. You might need to install extra software to be
able to play your music.
In text mode, you can use the mplayer
[[email protected] ~]$ mplayer /opt/mp3/oriental/*.mp3
MPlayer 1.0pre7-RPM-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Duron Spitfire (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Cache fill: 1.17% (98304 bytes) Audio file detected.
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
mpg123: Can't rewind stream by 450 bits!
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 160.0 kbit/11.34% (ratio: 20000->176400)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
Checking audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/s16le -> 44100Hz/2ch/s16le...
AO: [oss] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/s16le -> 44100Hz/2ch/s16le...
Video: no video
A: 227.8 (03:23:.1) 1.8% 12%