21. Nov. 2000
Propably your waiting for the next release, but
I did not manage to apply all patches from my TODO list yet and
added a few new bugs that I must hunt down first. Nevertheless, a lot of bugs are fixed in the
CVS version. Please test it and report remaining bugs you find.
16. Aug. 2000
Just to let you know: I'm still alive and I hope to have some
spare time in september to add some patches and test the current CVS version to make
a new minor release.
|What is MPG123|
mpg123 is a
real time MPEG Audio Player for Layer 1,2 and Layer3. (MPEG 2.0 with Layer1/2 not heavily tested)
Tested with Linux, FreeBSD, SunOS4.1.3, Solaris 2.5, HPUX 9.x and SGI Irix.
Plays Layer 3 in stereo on an AMD-486-120Mhz or (of course) a faster machine.
(Just for info: mpg123 plays an average 128bps stream, with about 66%
in full quality on my AMD 486-133MHz machine)
Note: this player is only for non commercial use.
|The benchmarking lie?|
Let's write a few notes about benchmarking the different mp3 decoders,
which are available. 'top' is NOT a benchmark, it's a simple check
on how a program performs. The sad thing with 'top' (or better the linux kernel)
is, that it has some problems with the measurement of threaded programs or
programs only requesting short chunks of processor time. One real test is
to measure how long your machine needs to decode a stream without threads with
100% CPU. Using mpg123 you can do this with
time mpg123 -t mp3stream.mp3
time mpg123 -s mp3stream.mp3 > /dev/null
if you additionally want to measure the I/O time.
If you find a player, which claims to be 10 or even more times faster than the
current players: just don't believe it. A factor of 2 MAY BE possible.
|Links to related information|
Frontends and other tools for or based on mpg123
Patches and ports for different operating systems
Misc. patches for mpg123
Misc. Programmes and Modules based on mpg123
Car player and mobile/standalone or similar projects
Misc mp3 links
Precompiled binaries and other mpg123 packages
General Sound and Audio information
|CVS access to development versions
There is an experimental CVS access to my current development version.
Login with user 'guest' and password 'guest'
Please remember: This is just a snapshot of the current development and
may not compile on your system. Do not report bugs unless you're sure that this
is a 'real' bug.
- cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/hippm/cvs login
- cvs -z9 -d :pserver:email@example.com:/home/hippm/cvs checkout mpg123