mplayer: Play All Mp3 Files In Reverse Order

Posted on in Categories Howto, Linux, Linux desktop, Linux Multimedia, Shell scripting, Tip of the day last updated May 6, 2008

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


  • -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.

4 comment

  1. Neil,

    I’ve over 3000+ mp’3 in dir. it won’t work as shell will end up with argument limit error. If you got 10-30 files; your command should work.

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