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Play all the music in a folder, on shuffle

Terminal - Play all the music in a folder, on shuffle
mplayer -shuffle *
2010-04-16 20:53:40
User: ProfOak
Play all the music in a folder, on shuffle

Page up for next song


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
while [[ 1 ]]; do n=( */* ); s=${n[$(($RANDOM%${#n[@]}))]}; echo -e " - $s"; mpg123 -q "$s"; done
2013-01-18 09:20:58
User: XayOn
Functions: echo mpg123

Play files in shuffle mode with bash and mpg123.

Why bother using big-as-hell stuff like mplayer? This will play all your music files contained in */* (in my case author/song.format) with bash and mplayer showing a nice output.

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What others think

Wow, I didn't know that MPlayer can do something like that! Thank you!

By the way, on my system (Debian Lenny, MPlayer dev-SVN-r26940) PageDown don't switch back to previous song ? it just rewinds current one to the beginning.

Comment by Minoru 346 weeks ago

To include files in subdirs too you can do: mplayer -shuffle -playlist

Pressing < to go to the previous track only seems to work if you're not using shuffle.

Comment by rkulla 346 weeks ago

I meant: mplayer -shuffle -playlist

Comment by rkulla 346 weeks ago

Hmm it's not interpreting my text right. I wish this site would let you delete comments. I'll try again: mplayer -shuffle -playlist <(find "$PWD")

Comment by rkulla 346 weeks ago

for the -playlist switch, you have to make a file that contains the songs.

Either copy+paste the titles or type `ls Song_na* > myplaylist.pl`

or whatever you want your playlist file to be.

Comment by ProfOak 344 weeks and 5 days ago

Nice! Thanks!

Comment by TheShadowFog 264 weeks and 3 days ago

Submitted an alternative =)

while [[ 1 ]]; do n=( */* ); s=${n[$(($RANDOM%${#n[@]}))]}; echo -e " - $s"; mpg123 -q "$s"; done

Quite longer and uglier, but just mpg123 and bash, a nice, clean output and much less memory usage.

Comment by XayOn 202 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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