Music-related Linux commands

by Geethalakshmi 2009-12-17 16:46:06

Music-related commands


cdplay play 1
Play the first track from a audio CD.

eject
Get a free coffee cup holder (Eject the CD ROM tray).

play my_file.wav
Play a wave file.

mpg123 my_file.mp3
Play an mp3 file.

mpg123 -w my_file.wav my_file.mp3
Create a wave audio file from an mp3 audio file.

knapster
(in X terminal) Start the program to downolad mp3 files that other users of napster have displayed for downloading. Really cool!

cdparanoia -B "1-"
(CD ripper) Read the contents of an audio CD and save it into wavefiles in the current directories, one track per wavefile. The "1-"
means "from track 1 to the last". -B forces putting each track into a separate file.

playmidi my_file.mid
Play a midi file. playmidi -r my_file.mid will display text mode effects on the screen.

sox
(argument not given here) Convert from almost any audio file format to another (but not mp3s).

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