MOC ~ Music On Console

MOC (music on console) is a console audio player for LINUX/UNIX designed to be powerful and easy to use.

You just need to select a file from some directory using the menu similar to Midnight Commander, and MOC will start playing all files in this directory beginning from the chosen file. There is no need to create playlists as in other players.

However if you want to combine some files from one or more directories on one playlist, you can still do it. The playlist will be remembered between runs or you can save it as an m3u file and load it whenever you want.

Need the console where MOC is running for more important things? Need to close the X terminal emulator? You don’t have to stop listening to the music – just press q and the interface will be detached leaving the server running. You can reattach it later, or you can attach one interface in the console, and another in the X terminal emulator, no need to switch just to play another file.

MOC plays smoothly, regardless of system or I/O load because it uses the output buffer in a separate thread. It provides gapelss playback because the next file to be played is precached while the current file is playing.

Internet streams (Icecast, Shoutcast) are supported.

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RAT ~ Open Source Audio Conferencing

The Robust Audio Tool (RAT) is an open-source audio conferencing and streaming application that allows users to participate in audio conferences over the internet. These can be between two participants directly, or between a group of participants on a common multicast group.

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Icecast ~ Open Source Audio Server

Icecast is a streaming media (audio/video) server which currently supports Ogg (Vorbis and Theora), Opus, WebM and MP3 streams. It can be used to create an Internet radio station or a privately running jukebox and many things in between. It is very versatile in that new formats can be added relatively easily and supports open standards for communication and interaction.

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Wikipedia

butt ~ Broadcast Using This Tool

butt (broadcast using this tool) is an easy to use, multi OS streaming tool. It supports SHOUTcast and Icecast and runs on Linux, MacOSX and Windows. The main purpose of butt is to stream live audio data from your computer’s Mic or Line input to an Shoutcast or Icecast server; recording is also possible.

It is NOT intended to be a server by itself or automatically stream a set of audio files.

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CoolPlayer ~ Blazing Fast Win32 Audio Player

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Features:

  • GNU General Public License
  • Freeform Skins
  • Simple User Interface
  • Advanced Playlist Editor
  • Internet Streaming
  • ID3 Multitagger
  • File Renamer
  • Fast mp3->wav Converter
  • MAD mpeg Engine
  • OGG Vorbis Support
  • Winamp Input Plugins Support
  • Smallest executable programmed in blazing fast ‘C’
  • Continuous Play
  • 8 Band Convolution Equalizer
  • Lot’s more…

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Meson ~ A Player With No GUI

Meson Player is a very convenient music player if you don’t need a GUI to control playback or manage playlists. You just run it and then forget about it. The player runs in the background. Switching tracks, volume control, loading and saving playlists, all of this is performed by using hotkeys, therefore you can control the player while working in any application.

Meson Player supports gapless playback, Last.FM, a lot of music file formats (stream and tracker), Internet radio and playlist management.

Linux \ MacOS \ Windows

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