Musicus 1.14 review

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[COPYRIGH=1] Musicus is a component of the Cjukebox music management system

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 22K
Developer: Robert Muth
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[COPYRIGH=1] Musicus is a component of the Cjukebox music management system. It is a command line tool that uses xmms pluggins for playing back music without requiring that X11 is running.

Musicus can be either used in batch mode or in an interactive mode In batch mode the files given on the commandline will played. In interactive mode the user can type in commands to start and stop songs, inquiring about song length, (id3) tags, etc..

Typically the user will be another piece of software effectivly remote controlling Musicus. While Musicus itself is written in C++, bindings exist to use it with perl and python (a simple python driver,, is included).



To compile musicus, a simple "make" should do.
Copy the resulting binary somewhere into your $PATH.


batch mode:

musicus [option]* [songs]+

interactive mode

musicus [option]*

where options are

enable debug mode

-path dirname
set plugin path (default: /usr/lib/xmms/)

-output plugin
set output plugin (default:

In interactive mode type "help" to get an overview of available commands.

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