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       cplay - a front-end for various audio players


       cplay [-options] [ file | dir | playlist ] ...


       cplay  is  a  front-end for various audio players. It aims to provide a
       user-friendly interface with  simple  filelist  and  playlist  control.
       Invoking  cplay  without  any options puts you in the filelist in which
       you can navigate around looking for audio files.  When you  specify  an
       audio  file,  cplay  automatically adds it to the playlist which can be
       accessed by pressing the tabulator key.

       Use ’h’ to display the help window.

       Shell command-lines are executed with  tagged  or  current  entries  as
       positional parameters, which means that "$@" might be useful.

       Currently,  the  following  audio  formats  are supported: MP3 (through
       mpg321, splay, mpg123 or madplay), Ogg  Vorbis  (through  ogg123),  and
       various module-formats (through mikmod and xmp).


       -n     Enable restricted mode

       -r     Toggles playlist repeat mode

       -R     Toggles playlist random mode

       -v     Toggles PCM and MASTER (default) volume control


       ogg123(1),   mpg123(1),  mpg321(1),  splay(1),  madplay(1),  mikmod(1),
       xmp(1), play(1), speexdec(1)


       /var/tmp/cplay_control - Optional remote control fifo.

       /etc/cplayrc - Optional configuration file.

       ~/.cplayrc - Optional configuration file.


       Ulf Betlehem <>


       In  order  for  either  mp3info  (ID3)  or  ogginfo   to   work,   both
       corresponding python modules have to be installed.

                                 November 2002