Audio Utilities

This chapter contains programs involved with audio file manipulation; that is to say playing, recording, ripping and the other common things which people want to do. It also includes a package used to render text to speech using your system's audio hardware. To use much of this software, you will need to have the kernel sound drivers installed.


Introduction to Mpg123

The mpg123 package contains a console-based MP3 player. It claims to be the fastest MP3 decoder for Unix.

Package Information

Mpg123 Dependencies


ALSA Library-1.0.13

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


Installed Program: mpg123
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is used for playing MP3 files via the console.

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