Search for MP3s from current directory and play them in random order.

mpv --playlist <(find -type f -iname '*.mp3' -print0 | xargs -0 realpath | sort -R)
This uses bash's Process Substitution. It is necessary to give the full path of the file, thus why the filenames are filtered through realpath. In theory, this command should also work with mplayer and mplayer2 (using -playlist instead of --playlist). Modifications: - You can search specific directories by inserting them between "find" and "-type". - Edit the parameter of "-iname" to change the type of file searched for. - Remove everything after "realpath" to play the files in order.

By: hololeap
2017-09-28 23:28:40

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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