ccx2: You thought audio players were done

After a month-long run through everything and anything audio, you probably thought there weren’t any more players to be seen at the console.


Nah. I knew there had to be some more out there. That one is ccx2, which is a console front-end for xmms2.

It works in the same way as a lot of console players, handing off the baggage of managing the music to a background application or daemon (a la mpd) and working up front as a control system.

The home page shows a lot of potential, what with textified album covers and automatic lyric downloads.

I’ll be honest though, I find it a bit awkward to use. There are help pages, but it seems to handle playlists and searching in a way that is unintuitive to me.

On top of that, I have my long-standing prejudice against music managers to contend with.

This is not the only text-based client for xmms2; we already looked at ncxmms2, and there will be others, I’m sure.

Yes, I’m sure. 😉