I just saw cmus on the front page as being updated and gave it a whirl.
It's great. I don't normally use ncurses stuff if I don't have to, but this is a really powerful, simple program.
pacman -S cmus
and read the docs:
i used mp3blaster and it was ncurses with excellent keyboard control
I am not your friend
Why even bother when mpd is around?
To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password.
ncmpc, mpc, phpmpc via lynx all rock anything else.
I've been searching for a really nice console player for
ion. So far I've tried, mp3blaster, cplay, cmus, mpd and
so far the best is moc.
Great user interface with easy to follow and well commented config files.
One cool feature:
Need the console where MOC is running for more important things? Need to close the X terminal emulator? You don't have to stop playing - just press q and the interface will be detached leaving the server running. You can attach it later, or you can attach one interface in the console, and another in the X terminal emulator, no need to switch just to play another file.
i used moc for a while, it was OK, but mpd + ncmpc beats it by a mile. give it a good shot dude.