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gst123 is a GStreamer-based command line audio player in the style of mpg123 and ogg123. The advantage over these tools is that gst123 can play every file GStreamer can, so mixed music collections with FLAC, Ogg, and MP3 files are no problem. Newer versions of gst123 additionally provide support for playing video files, while the ability to use gst123 without X11 display has been preserved.

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Recent releases

  •  03 Jun 2013 10:54

    Release Notes: This release fixes problems with some local filenames (for instance, filenames containing %20 or similar) and adds the option -k/--skip= to skip the first "n" seconds.

    •  11 Jan 2013 11:37

      Release Notes: This release supports building with GStreamer 1.0 or GStreamer 0.10. PulseAudio output support was added. Time display updates were fixed. The player now quits properly if none of the files in the playlist can be played. The code was cleaned up to avoid compiler warnings.

      •  22 Apr 2012 17:37

        Release Notes: A quiet mode (gst123 -q) has been added, which suppresses all messages during playback. Image files are now ignored, which simply skips album cover images found in playback directories instead of displaying them.

        •  22 Mar 2012 17:04

          Release Notes: This release supports visualization plugins during audio playback and fixes compilation under GNU/Hurd.

          •  11 Feb 2012 14:11

            Release Notes: This release disables the screensaver during video playback (via xdg-screensaver), fixes includes to compile with gcc 4.7, and fixes a problem with fullscreen/unfullscreen.


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