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audiopreview is a command-line tool that plays previews of many audio file types (Ogg, MP3, etc.), video file types (AVI, MPEG, Real, etc.), and Internet streams. It can also be used as a regular command-line media file player (i.e. play the files entirely like yauap or mpc123 would).

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Recent releases

  •  28 Dec 2009 12:29

    Release Notes: The "R" shortcut was added to restart playing the current stream. The "P" shortcut was added to play the previous stream in the queue list. "[paused]" is now shown when the stream is paused, instead of "[playing]". Capital letter equivalents are now accepted for shortcuts. A problem in which the stream title/duration were not shown when STDERR is a file was fixed. The "g_set_prgname" multiple-call warning was fixed. Lots of code clean-up was done.

    •  20 Aug 2009 03:04

      Release Notes: Track information is now displayed in colors. The --colors option was implemented. The --loop option was added to play the stream list in a loop. A problem with putting audiopreview in the background and being stopped by SIGTTIN was fixed. Errors when the DISPLAY environment variable is undefined or empty were fixed.

      •  19 May 2009 20:19

        Release Notes: This release adds support for --max-duration (useful with --entirely). It prints stream info depending on terminal column size to avoid line-wrap. Previous changes have been reverted. There are other minor changes/fixes.

        •  18 Mar 2009 17:35

          Release Notes: This release adds the keyboard shortcuts "N" to play the next stream, "Spacebar" to pause/resume playing, and "Q" to quit, better duration checks and better tracking of the current stream, and support for simple playlists (newline-separated lists of files). It fixes segmentation faults with very long arguments, a few memory leaks, warnings being sent to STDOUT instead of STDERR, a possible race condition, and a minor packaging-related issue with


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