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6. Beyond iTunes > 93. Play MP3 and AAC Files from the Command Line

Play MP3 and AAC Files from the Command Line

With qtplay, you can play your music files from the Terminal, without opening iTunes.

There are times when you might want to listen to music without launching iTunes. If you prefer the minimal and fast interface of the Terminal, or if your system resources are being stretched too thin, you might want to consider qtplay. If you are a Unix power user, qtplay’s command-line interface will appeal to your geeky side. qtplay is a Unix executable (sometimes referred to as a binary): a small program accessed via the Terminal. With qtplay, you can listen to any music file you can play via QuickTime, and that set includes every type of file iTunes can play.


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