Projects / Musicus


Musicus is a command line audio player that uses XMMS plug-ins for music playback without requiring a GUI environment (X11 does not have to be running). It serves a component of the Cjukebox music management system. Musicus can be either used in batch mode or an interactive mode where the user can type in commands to start and stop songs, inquire about song length, (ID3) tags, and more. Musicus is generally designed to be controlled by another piece of software. Both Python and Perl bindings are available.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Dec 2004 02:49

    Release Notes: This release includes small API extensions and improvements.

    •  24 Apr 2004 20:17

      Release Notes: Small API changes were made to simplify the Perl bindings.

      •  25 Feb 2004 14:46

        Release Notes: This release features a small change to the syntax of "reply strings" to enable a more asynchronous mode of controling musicus. It also provides a means for accessing ID3 and other tag information if the plugins support them.

        •  15 Oct 2002 06:18

          Release Notes: Support for G++ 3.x was added.

          •  12 Jul 2002 02:48

            Release Notes: A problem with the XMMS plugin has been fixed.

            Recent comments

            19 Dec 2002 11:24 Dylanwh

            Very useful
            This program is very useful for anyone that wants to write a music player. I've been looking for something like this for a long time.


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