MOC extras and additional software:

Optional libraries required by MOC:

  • MAD - High-quality MPEG audio decoder, used for decoding MP3. It also contains libid3tag
  • Vorbis - Fully Open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free, general-purpose compressed audio format
  • FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec. From the home page: Grossly oversimplified, FLAC is similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality
  • FFmpeg/LibAV - Library for decoding various audio formats (Opus, WMA, ReadAudio, (.ra), AAC, MP4)
  • Speex - Patent-free audio compression format designed for speech
  • Musepack with taglib - Audio compression format with a strong emphasis on high quality
  • libsndfile - A library to read various audio formats like WAV, AIFF, SND etc
  • libmodplug - library decoding MOD module files
  • WavPack - open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode
  • FAAD2 - open source MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 AAC decoder
  • Sidplay2 - library capable of playing all C64 mono and stereo file formats
  • TiMidity++ - software synthesizer that can play MIDI files
  • libcurl - for Internet streams
  • libresamplerate - for resampling
  • JACK - low-latency audio server
  • librcc - Library that can fix encoding of MP3 files with ID3 tags v1/1.1

Other ncurses console players:

  • Music Player Daemon (MPD) - Versatile music player/server with several console front-ends available.
  • CMus - Powerful music player with vi-style commands and interesting interface.
  • mp3blaster - The most powerful player for console (beside MOC) I've ever seen, but in my opinion it has very unclear interface.
  • musikcube - A fully functional terminal-based music player, library, and streaming audio server that runs natively on Windows, macOS, and Linux. it also runs well on a Raspberry Pi.

Older players which are not probably not developed anymore:

  • PyTone - Python based player with internal and external pluggable players (like mpg123, xmms).
  • Open Cubic Player - Old audio player, originally for DOS.
  • mplay - Quite powerful frontend for MPlayer.