Install Cmus in Ubuntu, A Fully Featured Music Player (runs in Console)

Although GNU/Linux won't make it any easier to let you play easily proprietary codecs or anything "proprietary" in general (Ubuntu does make it easier actually). But when set-up properly... boy... these days there are countless applications that can even give you a bit of a headache because of the huge set of choices that are presented!.

A bit of a hacker attitude ;-)

So in that sense, you actually don't need to install Cmus music player. Because it runs in the Console thus have a bit of an ugly looking interface. But for all those who would like to have a music player that looks pretty cool in a way (you know... running in command line... kinda give you the notion of you being a bit of a hacker at all that, like in movies) too.

But make no mistakes boys and gals... it is certainly one of the most powerful ones out there too. For instance, there is actually no audio codec that the Cmus cannot play, it seems.

*. Ogg Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, Musepack, WavPack, WAV, AAC, MP4, and everything supported by ffmpeg (WMA, APE, MKA, TTA, SHN, …) project.

*. Gain audio (you know, a software amplifier).

*. Playlist support and live filtering.

*. Can keep the last played position of a file/s.

*. Director browser.

*. Change colors.

*. Very stable and loads faster than light :P... seriously it is fast.

If you have installed Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 or the 11.04 Natty Narwhal, then you can install Cmus (version 2.3.0) player by issuing the below command in Terminal.
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jmuc/cmus

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install cmus

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