mp3/ogg player for Linux?
Hi, I'm new to the whole car mp3 thing.
I'm trying to find a good way to play mp3 AND ogg files in a Linux based car mp3 system.
I'm not really a Linux expert (thats my brother), but I can get along alright. We have set up a pentium 150 laptop with a slim installation of Debian Linux. It boots pretty quickly (20 seconds, apparently). The plan is to make the filesystem read-only, so shutdowns are easy. We have the sound configured (an old Opti 82c930 sound chip), so a lot of the hard work is done.
My plan for this project is to make a nice functional (and reliable) mp3/ogg player with quick boot times, and a small LCD display (this can wait, however). I'm trying to do it very cheaply (the laptop cost me $50 Canadian!), so I wont freek if its stolen (like my old cd player). Needless to say, I'm looking for an open source software solution.
Originally I thought xmms would be the perfect player. Its almost identical to winamp, and supports plugins, Irman support, equalization, etc. It "requires" an X session, so I'm not sure if it is possible to run it without running the GUI. Otherwise, this would be fine.
Mpg123 (for mp3s) and ogg123 (for oggs) sound like excellent backends, but I'm looking for a single player (or wrapper for the backends) for playing these files, so the LCD and Irman will be consistent.
I've done some researching, and have come across: Blaine, Mpy3, and Cajun. Blaine sounds very good (plays mp3 and ogg), but I can't find any actual info on it (only dead links).
Mpy3 sounds great (done in Python, very hackable), but it doesn't seem to have support for OGGs. Developing code for this project won't be a problem at all (my brother is software engineer, and heavily involed in this project), but I dont want to make something that already exists.
[PS: I'm not interested in the whole Windows vs. Linux vs ... issue. I get enough of that at work ;) ]
Thanks a ton,