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cmus (aka the C* Music Player) is a modular and very configurable ncurses-based audio player. It has some interesting features like configurable colorscheme, mp3 and ogg streaming, it can be controlled with a UNIX socket, filters, album/artists sorting and a vi-like configuration interface.


switch between the two tabs
start playing
stop playing
pause playing
decrease volume by 10%
increase volume by 10%

Supported codecs

As of February 2013, `cmus` supports the following input formats:

  • Ogg Vorbis
  • MP3 (with libmad)
  • FLAC
  • Wav
  • Modules (with libmodplug)
  • Musepack
  • AAC
  • Windows Media Audio

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