|-o devicetype||Set the output device type to devicetype. devicetype can be one of:|
|oss - the Linux Open Sound System;|
|sun - the Sun audio system;|
|alsa - the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture;|
|alsa09 - the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, version 0.9;|
|esd - the Enlightened Sound Daemon;|
|arts - the analog real-time synthesiser|
|See -a device, below.|
|-a device, --audiodevice device||
Use device for audio-out instead of the default device,
depending on the output device youve chosen (via -o devicetype).
By default this is the native sound device.
Generally this is the device for devicetype
(or the default system device) to use for output (i.e. /dev/sound/dsp1).
|This option has no effect with -o arts.|
|For -o esd, specify the host on which esd is running; defaults to localhost.|
|For -o alsa, specify card:device; defaults to 0:0.|
|-g N, --gain N||Set gain (volume) to N (1-100).|
|-k N, --skip N||Skip N frames into the file being played.|
|-n N, --frames N||Decode only the first N frames of the stream. By default, the entire stream is decoded.|
|-@ list, --list list||
Use the file list for a playlist. The list should be in a format of filenames followed by a line feed. Multiple -@ or --list specifiers will be ignored; only the last -@ or --list option will be used. The playlist is concatenated with filenames specified on the command-line to produce one master playlist. A filename of - will cause standard input to be read as a playlist.
|-z, --shuffle||Shuffle playlists and files specified on the command-line. Produces a randomly-sorted playlist which is then played through once.|
|-Z, --random||Randomise playlists and files specified on the command-line. Files are played through, choosing at random; this means that random files will be played for as long as mpg321 is running.|
|-v, --verbose||Be more verbose. Show current byte, bytes remaining, time, and time remaining, as well as more information about the mp3 file.|
|-s, --stdout||Use standard output instead of an audio device for output. Output is in 16-bit PCM, little-endian.|
|-w N, --wav N||Write to wav file N instead of using the audio device. This option will be preferred if --cdr or --au are specified too. Specifying - for N will cause the file to be written to standard output.|
|--cdr N||Write to cdr file N instead of using the audio device. Specifying - for N will cause the file to be written to standard output.|
|--au N||Write to au file N instead of using the audio device. Specifying - for N will cause the file to be written to standard output.|
Test mode; do no output at all.
Quiet mode; suppress output of mpg123 boilerplate and file and song name.
"Remote control" mode. Useful for front-ends. Allows seeking and pausing of mp3 files. See README.remote (in /usr/share/doc/mpg321 on Debian and some other systems.)
Force stereo output: duplicates mono stream on second output channel. Useful for output for devices that dont understand mono, such as some CD players.
Aggressive mode; try to get higher priority on the system. Needs root permissions.
Skip N frames between printing a frame status update, in both Remote Control (-R) and verbose (-v) mode. Can help CPU utilisation on slower machines. This is an mpg321-specific option.
|--help, --longhelp||Show summary of options.|
|-V, --version||Show version of program.|
This manual page was written by Joe Drew <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the BSD license. On Debian systems, this can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/BSD.