Music On Console (MOC) is a simple music player for the shell.
Installing it is easy:
$ sudo apt install moc
To start it:
MOC has a two-pane interface. On the left is the directory hierarchy of your system. You navigate it to add music files to the playlist. The files in the playlist are displayed in the right pane.
Navigate files and directories in the panes:
down arrow keys
Switch between panes:
Add files inside a directory to playlist:
Add a file to playlist:
Delete a file from playlist:
Play a file:
Play next file:
Play previous file:
Decrease or increase volume:
Toggle play in shuffle order or not:
Toggle repeat playlist or not:
To quit the player (playback continues in background):
To stop playback and kill the player:
The full list of keyboard shortcuts can be seen here.
You can also configure MOC by placing a file named
~/.moc/. To see the type of configuration options you can specify in this file see
Tried with: MOC 2.5.0 and Ubuntu 14.04