Introduction to Mpg123

The Mpg123 package contains a console-based MP3 player. It claims to be the fastest MP3 decoder for Unix.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

Mpg123 Dependencies



OpenAL, PulseAudio-5.0, JACK, PortAudio and SDL-1.2.15

User Notes:

Installation of Mpg123

Install Mpg123 by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations This switch tells mpg123 to load modules with .so extension which is useful if you don't want to keep .la files.


Installed Programs: mpg123, mpg123-id3dump, and mpg123-strip
Installed Library: and several under /usr/lib/mpg123/
Installed Directory: /usr/lib/mpg123

Short Descriptions


is used for playing MP3 files via the console.

contains the Mpg123 API functions.

Last updated on 2014-03-13 00:28:48 +0000