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mplayer lacks an option for selecting files in a reverse order. So here is a quick way to playback all mp3 files in reverse order:
$ ls -1 -r *.mp3 > mp3.rev
$ mplayer -playlist mp3.rev

Where,

  • -r reverse order while sorting
  • -1 list one file per line
  • -playlist file : Play files according to a playlist file

Let's hear your shell hack in the comments.

This is a good news for all European Linux users. You can now order Dell Laptop preloaded with Ubuntu Linux 7.10.

From the Dell blog:

Starting today, customers in Germany, United Kingdom, France and now Spain can purchase Ubuntu Linux 7.10 with built-in DVD playback on the XPS 1330n (in addition to the previously-released Inspiron 530n desktop system. For U.S. customers, you'll have to hold on a week or so.

Ubuntu 7.10 runs great on the XPS M1330. It has more power, more style. Take a look at the Dell Ubuntu website for more details.

BMPx is the successor to the Beep Media Player. BMPx has simple user interface which is simple to use while being very powerful under the hood.

It can play all standard media file such as mp3, vorbis, ac3, wma and other popular formats. You can listen to shoutcast and icecast radio (internet radio or stream) using BMPx. It offers a list of thousands of free web radio station. Just pick your radio satiation and you are good to go.

GStreamer is a multimedia framework used to drive BMP's audio backend. GStreamer is a library that allows the construction of graphs of media-handling components, ranging from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing. Everything that is playable under GStreamer is automatically playable in BMPx as well.

Install BMPx Audio Player

Simply use apt-get command to install BMPx:
$ sudo apt-get install bmp
Alternatively, you can grab BMPx source code here.

BMPx Linux / UNIX Audio Player
(Fig. 01: BMPx playing my favourite radio station)

One of the best thing about this software is it just works out of box - without constant crashes or weird behavior. Other bmpx cool usage:

  • Listen CNN or BBC news / radiopod
  • Use Last.fm's service
  • Use correct and canonical metadata

BMPx project home page