|Author:||Ken Kundert <email@example.com>|
mp [ options ] args ...
mp plays any music files given on its command line. If either a play list
(m3u file) or a directory is given, it will be recursively searched
for music files, which will be added to the list of songs to be
Currently only .flac, .mp3, .ogg and .wav music files and simple .m3u play lists are supported.
Use Ctrl-Z to pause and ‘fg’ to continue. Use Ctrl-C when running to kill.
|-q, --quiet||Do not print name of the music file being played.|
|-r, --repeat||Repeat songs.|
|-s, --shuffle||Shuffle songs. If combined with repeat, the songs will be shuffled before each repeat.|
|-p <filename.m3u>, --playlist <filename.m3u>|
|Generate a playlist from the music specified rather than play the music.|
If invoked with no arguments or options
mp will repeat the session that was
previously run in the same directory, skipping any songs that had already been
The artist and title of the currently playing song is available from ~/.nowplaying.
If you would like to be able to control the music player from the keyboard without direct access to the program, consider binding keys to the following commands:
|pause||XF86AudioStop||killall -STOP mp|
|continue||XF86AudioPlay||killall -CONT mp|
|start||cd ~/media/music && mp &|
|stop||killall -INT mp|
This assumes that you have your music stored in ~/media/music and that you cd to that directory initially and run mp with your choice of music files and settings. Once you have done that you control mp remotely with the above commands.
A simple way to listen to your favorite music is to cd to you music
directory and run
mp -p favorites.m3u *, then edit that file and
delete any songs you not interested in hearing. Then run ‘mp -r -s
favorite.m3u’. Or, if that results is a file that is just too big to
manage easily, you can do the same in each of the subdirectories, and
mp -r -s */favorites.m3u to play your music.