compiling freeamp

Charles Hallenbeck chuckh at
Sat Jun 17 11:55:55 EDT 2000

Hi Buddy -
I guess I will have to take another look at doing more with mpg123.
BTW - Do you know what is meant by a "frame" in an mp3 file? I was looking
at the switches -k and -n, which can skip and play a specified number of
"frames" - but I am not sure what a "frame" is! 


On Sat, 17 Jun 2000, Buddy Brannan wrote:

> Actually, it's a fairly simple problem to fix--playing a .pls file. All it
> is (if you've looked at one) is a textfile that goes something like this:
> [Playlist]
> Numberofentries=1
> file=http://host.domain:port
> That's it, really. So if you want to play a stream in mpg123, just edit
> out everything except the URL and invoke mpg123 as
> mpg123 -@ filename
> Works fine like that. Of course, if you *can* use freeamp, it's easier and
> you can just play the pls files, and you can fast-foward and rewind
> .mp3's, but it does take a bit longer to load...not much, mind you, but a
> bit longer. 
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