How To Play Music From The Terminal

December 29, 2013 | By
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Dear linux geek,

In this article we will teach you how to play your music from the terminal. The tool we will use is mplayer.

mplayer is a movie player and encoder for linux. It runs on many other platforms and can play the following files:

  1. MPEG
  2. VOB
  3. AVI
  4. ASF/WMA/WMV
  5. RM
  6. QT/MOV/MP4
  7. Ogg/OGM
  8. MKV
  9. VIVO
  10. FLI
  11. Nup‐pelVideo
  12. yuv4mpeg
  13. FILM
  14. RoQ

Playing music from the terminal makes you feel special. You don't need GUI application and a mouse, only a terminal and your keyboard.

1. Install mplayer in Ubuntu with the following command.

sudo apt-get install mplayer

how to play music from terminal

2. After the installation is finished, open a new terminal and run the following command to play your songs.

mplayer full_path_of_your_song

how to play music from terminal

3. Enjoy it! Do you feel a smarter linux geek now?

how to play music from terminal

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