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mpg321 is based on the mad MPEG audio decoding library. It therefore is highly accurate, and also uses only fixed-point calculation, making it more efficient on machines without a floating-point unit. It is not as fast as mpg123 on systems which have a floating point unit.
The mpg321 package installs an alternative to mpg123 when it's installing. This means that mpg321 will actually be called if you run mpg123, even if you have mpg123 installed. If you want to override this default, see update-alternatives(8) ('man update-alternatives').
ABOUT MPG321 ------------ mpg321 is a Free replacement for mpg123, a very popular command-line mp3 player. mpg123 is used for frontends, as an mp3 player and as an mp3 to wave file decoder (primarily for use with CD-recording software.) In all of these capacities, mpg321 can be used as a drop-in replacement for mpg123. mpg321 is a project conceived and written by Joe Drew <email@example.com>. more»
mpg321 now implements mpg123's 'Remote Control' interface, via option -R. This is useful if, for example, you're writing a frontend to mpg321 which needs a consitent, reliable interface to control playback. The Remote Control Interface has a small quirk, consistent with that of mpg123: you must specify a dummy argument on the command-line. That is to say, running `mpg321 -R' will bring up the usa more»
MPG321(1) MPG321(1) NAME mpg321 — Simpl more»
mpg321 (0.2.12-1) unstable; urgency=high * New upstream release. * Added AudioScrobbler support more»
See debian/changelog for the authoritative changelog.
* fall back on read() if mmap() fails. * Make sure that removing the if (quit_now) stuff from mpg321 more»
mpg321 was at one point essentially smpeg's 'plaympeg' program, with video ripped out and the mpg12 more»