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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sdibb wrote:
There's gotta be *something* that can play playlists over the internet, I just can't find it.


ogg123, mpg123, and mpg321 all have '-@' options, for specifying playlists; of these, at least ogg123 and mpg123 can read http streams. In my case, ogg123 works just fine with playlists from gnump3d (e.g., ogg123 -@ recurse.m3u). Of course, none of these can play both vorbis and mp3, but in my case, every file my gnump3d serves is in vorbis format, so that's not a problem. If you needed to play multiple formats, a simple script could check the filename, and feed the URL of each track to the right player.

If it's the networking support that's the problem, it might be possible to use netcat to feed a stream to the player of your choice; it shouldn't be too hard to come up with a script that could read the playlist and feed tracks to the appropriate player.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ozonator wrote:
sdibb wrote:
There's gotta be *something* that can play playlists over the internet, I just can't find it.


ogg123, mpg123, and mpg321 all have '-@' options, for specifying playlists; of these, at least ogg123 and mpg123 can read http streams. In my case, ogg123 works just fine with playlists from gnump3d (e.g., ogg123 -@ recurse.m3u). Of course, none of these can play both vorbis and mp3, but in my case, every file my gnump3d serves is in vorbis format, so that's not a problem. If you needed to play multiple formats, a simple script could check the filename, and feed the URL of each track to the right player.

If it's the networking support that's the problem, it might be possible to use netcat to feed a stream to the player of your choice; it shouldn't be too hard to come up with a script that could read the playlist and feed tracks to the appropriate player.


sweet, that works great ... the playlist option. Thanks man. The real problem I guess I'm having is there's just no good console players. All the ones you mentioned can play the streams, but not navigate them (next, prev, pause, stop). It's pretty much just play or cancel. :T

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mpg321 has a pause option, but it doesn't seem to work for me (this is when doing mpg321 *.mp3 in a directory, and maybe that's not what it's intended for, I don't know), but you can use ctrl+z/fg to pause and play, as long as you don't mind not being able to do anything else in that terminal
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I have good news and bad news....

The good news is that mp3blaster can play streaming playlists from my gnump3d server.

The bad news is it only plays mp3s.


I tried playing a playlist that was just one mp3, and it played it just fine. Then I tried playing a list of just oggs. At first I thought it was spaces in the playlist throwing it off, but then I finally ran mp32ogg on the same mp3 that did work, tried to play that, and no workie.

Oh well, the search continues.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sdibb wrote:
Well, I have good news and bad news....

The good news is that mp3blaster can play streaming playlists from my gnump3d server.

The bad news is it only plays mp3s.


Did you build mp3blaster with 'oggvorbis' among your USE flags? ('etcat -u mp3blaster' if you have gentoolkit installed.) My copy of mp3blaster here has no problem playing oggs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ozonator wrote:
sdibb wrote:
Well, I have good news and bad news....

The good news is that mp3blaster can play streaming playlists from my gnump3d server.

The bad news is it only plays mp3s.


Did you build mp3blaster with 'oggvorbis' among your USE flags? ('etcat -u mp3blaster' if you have gentoolkit installed.) My copy of mp3blaster here has no problem playing oggs.


Yah, I did. I can play oggs locally, but not a playlist that loads remote .oggs. MP3s work fine.

I found this little tidbit on the mp3blaster todo page -- http://www.stack.nl/~brama/mp3blaster/index.html?page=todo

Quote:
ogg streaming (have oggplayer class use soundinputstream)


Doesnt look like Ill get my wish anytime soon, the last release was November 2003.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't experimented too much, but cdcd seems to be great for playing CD's. It plays them well, and has CDDB support. Also, it can acts as a shell of sorts and lets me access the command line without closing it. I'm posting this right now by accessing lynx through cdcd. Now if I could only get "links -g" to work, then I might be stuck to the command line forever.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:26 am    Post subject: Cool stuff through a command line? Reply with quote

I like eyecandy as much (or as little) as the next guy, but one of my favorite things about linux is the thousands of command line appz. My linux box is located in my room, and I'm almost constantly SSH'd into it. Because of this, most of the tools I use are on the console only.

screen- lets me do a billion things at once, with only one instance of my SSH client running. very awesome

speechd- My 5.1 speakers are always hooked up to my computer, so often I'll SSH into my box from my University's library and make my computer yell at my room mates. Or I'll get my computer to read awquard rap lyrics. Its awesome

bittorrent-curses- very minimalistic, very cool

emerge- well yeah I felt like I had to put this here.

nano- my text editor of choice. I bet there are better out there, but this is the one I know the best.

mplayer/mencoder- never ceases to amaze me with all the things it can handle/ do

What are some of your favorite console apps? What couldnt you live without, and what do you think is just generally cool? What's the best console browser/music player/etc?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The things I like:
VIM - of course!
top - to see my processor/memory use
lynx - textbased browsing
su/sudo - 8)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may also like The Best Console App Thread. If you'd like, I can merge this thread with that one.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not support related, moved from OTG.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

codergeek42 wrote:
You may also like The Best Console App Thread. If you'd like, I can merge this thread with that one.
I saved everyone the trouble.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, pjp. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gradually transitioning to console apps myself. My favourites:

screen is its own category.

shell: mc
This is SOOO cool once you know how to how to edit its extensions file (just once, then back it up) and how to launch detached screen sessions. Someone posted a really great mc guide earlier in this thread.

audio file playing: mp3blaster
I like xmms' skins, and xmms supports more formats, but for wav and mp3 and ogg this just can't be beat. I typically launch it from mc and then use screen to switch between it and other things.

podcatching: bashpodder
What? No mention of this yet? It's REALLY powerful once you modify it to fit your needs. Just do it once, then back it up. I merged some of my favourite elements from the user-contributed versions into mine and now it's better than anything else can be.

newsreader: slrn
This used to have the most powerful scoring capabilities of any newsreader. By now other newsreaders (like xnews for windows and slrn for linux) have caught up, but many people now consider slrn to be the best. I use it myself.

editing: vim
I don't think this needs an explanation.

web browing: elinks
You WILL find yourself in situations where you need to pull information from the web and you don't have X. In that case, it's elinks to the rescue.

ftp client: lftp
Another app that needs no explanation.

cd playing: lazy
AFAIK, this is the only console-based CD player other than cdcd that has freedb support.

batch image processing: ImageMagick
As I say, batch image processing.

calculator: bc
No mention of this yet either? It's a calculator. Kinda important if you ask me.

games: nethack and frotz
I used to read rec.games.int-fiction, and I have legal copies of all of Infocom's games.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite is definately irssi (running in screen) :twisted:
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mc
bash
centericq
info man
find grep awk ...
shutdown pppd su sudo ls cd :D
rm -Rf / :twisted:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one console-killer-app ist tpp (http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=tpp)
a very very nerdy presentation tool.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wget. It makes client-driven web scripting possible. Gentoo uses it extensively in portage.

(not client-based like javascript, but client-driven. As in, an automated client.)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ls > *

su - hey guyz I have 1337 powwaz

elinks - perfect for those times where your internet browser is screwed and you need to use something, or if you just don't feel like booting into X.

nano - my all time favorite console app. I like it better than vim and emacs. vim is too annoying, and emacs is... well, I forgot what I didn't like about emacs. But I know that it had something to do with "it is too large for editing small files".

Yakuake - It's not really a terminal app so much as it is a terminal. But it's one of my favorites.

cat - I use this command more than anything else in the terminal, it's really useful.

grep - see cat.

and, last but not least,

exit - who wants to stay logged in as root all the time? not I!

That's my list.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than the classics...
pinfo Hypertext info and man viewer based on (n)curses.
Moc Music On Console - ncurses interface for playing audio files.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ledger, great accounting tool , and a very great article about it here.
Then of course
VIM
irssi
ncftp
Maxima (Maple like)
Octave (Matlab like)
ImageMagick

What web browser do you guys think is the best for CLI?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill Cosby wrote:
Ledger, great accounting tool , and a very great article about it here.
Then of course
VIM
irssi
ncftp
Maxima (Maple like)
Octave (Matlab like)
ImageMagick

What web browser do you guys think is the best for CLI?


check out elinks, it is the greatest console webbroser in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite console apps

wyrd: best calendar/reminder app I ever used... also one of the best programs written in C.
slmon: shows processor usage, disk usage and mem usage

ls -lh

bash: You can make all the commands you like and/or need with this scripting language

irssi: irc app

exit: I use that a lot too ;)

note: a program written in perl to keep notes, I like it a lot

vim: to me, still the best text editor

midnight commander: great file manager

screen: attach/detach terminal sessions

screenie: console front-end for screen

ssh

esearch: search trough portage faster by using a textual index-search.... faster than emerge --search

snownews: rss reader

uptimed: daemon that keeps track of top 10 server uptimes, use the command uprecords to see them

php: I mentioned bash so better put this here too... the result is for websites, but the programming is all done on console here :P

hdparm -I /dev/hda

leave: reminds you when you have to leave :P but I just replaced it with something nicer, though graphical. But leave is good when working on console only.

I probably have more but that's all I know for now. Yes, I'm a real cli junkie :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:02 pm    Post subject: My top 10 list... Reply with quote

I'm not going to count 1-shot tools such as ls, ssh, bash, with the exception of one because it ends up winning top honors even above any text-mode apps, and that is:

Code:
screen


My favorite applications, in no particular order:
NcFTP - A FTP client
Lynx/Links (I prefer the latter, but the former seems to work on more pages) - A web client
CenterICQ/CenterIM - An IM client
rTorrent - A Bittorrent Client
BitchX - An IRC client
Vim - An improved vi editor

Honorable mentions though I don't use them:
emacs - A macroing editor
Midnight Commander - A file manager shell
Octave - a mathematical matrix-oriented programming language (MATLAB clone)

Tools:
minicom - A terminal emulator
gpm - Console mouse selection tool. Saves me typing.
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