Music in Humble terminal

by karthikselvakumar

i)  Are you in need of humble player which consumes least your memory

ii)  If your xserver doesnt open and your prompted to a black terminal   and need of a playing music..

iii) if your admin blocked gui

Dont worry still you can hear your favourite  Music files by following simple steps

Step 1:

install the sox for linux by running

sudo apt-get install sox

Step 2:

install mp3 codec for sox (since most of our songs are in .mp3 )

sudo apt-get install libsox-fmt-mp3

Step 3 :

Now your done with  🙂

just locate the music folder and run the file

karthik@karthik: play  my-favourite-song.mp3

for eg:

karthik@Karthik:~/Music$ play I\’m\ So\ Available.mp3

I’m So Available.mp3:

File Size: 7.93M     Bit Rate: 239k
Encoding: MPEG audio    Info: 2009
Channels: 2 @ 16-bit   Track: 3
Samplerate: 44100Hz      Album: Akon – Collection
Replaygain: off         Artist: Akon Feat. Flo-Rida
Duration: 00:04:25.51  Title: I’m So Available

In:0.84% 00:00:02.23 [00:04:23.28] Out:107k  [  ====|====- ]        Clip:0

this is what you will see

Step 4:

not only listening you can also record from terminal

karthik@karthik: rec my-recording.wav

you will se output recording screen as

Input File     : ‘default’ (alsa)
Channels       : 2
Sample Rate    : 48000
Precision      : 16-bit
Sample Encoding: 16-bit Signed Integer PCM

In:0.00% 00:00:01.96 [00:00:00.00] Out:90.1k [      |      ]        Clip:0

now your recording will be saved in my-recording.wav file in music folder

enjoy with sox 🙂