Playing MP3 Music Files with MPlayer

This section provides a tutorial on how to play a MP3 music file with MPlayer.

The next test is to use MPlayer to play a MP3 music file:

C:\temp>\local\mplayer\mplayer Liang_Zhu.mp3
MPlayer 1.0rc1-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 
   T7200  @ 2.00GHz (Family: 6, Model: 15, Stepping: 6)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
c:/windows/fonts/arial.ttf doesn't look like a bitmap font
   description, ignoring.
Cannot load bitmap font: c:/windows/fonts/arial.ttf

Playing Liang_Zhu.mp3.
Audio file file format detected.
Clip info:
 Title: Liang Zhu
 Artist: Unknown
 Album: First Album
 Year:
 Comment:
 Genre: Other
=====================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 192.0 kbit/13.61% (ratio: 24000->176400)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm: mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
=====================================================================
AO: [dsound] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Starting playback...

MPlayer prints detailed information about the MP3 file, and plays the content nicely.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

MPlayer - The Movie Player

 Downloading and Installing MPlayer

 Playing DVD VOB Files with MPlayer

 Playing VCD DAT Files with MPlayer

 Playing MPEG Video Files with MPlayer

Playing MP3 Music Files with MPlayer

 Playing WAV Music Files with MPlayer

 Playing WMA Music Files with MPlayer

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

 PDF Printing Version