How to shuffle and play mp3 songs from command line in Ubuntu Linux using mplayer

Do you want to play mp3 songs from command line in Ubuntu but don’t want to play it sequentially and shuffle those so you can listen random song. You can create a simple playlist of all the songs from the directory you have saved songs and want to play using below command,

 $ find -type f -iname \*.mp3 > playlist.txt

Now use below command to shuffle the songs and play from playlist as,

 $ mplayer -shuffle -playlist playlist.txt

You can refer to “How to play Audio / Video from Ubuntu Linux command line ?” for knowing how you can install media player mplayer in Ubuntu and play songs, videos etc using this multimedia player.

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