I am really scratching my head these days, trying to figure out how MOC escaped my attention for so long. I’ve tried more than my share of console music players, sometimes with success, and sometimes not. But I have absolutely no recollection, Your Honor, of ever seeing or trying MOC.
Which is a low down dirty shame. Just about every improvement to cplay I had ever hoped for — with absolutely no hope of ever seeing, really, since it has since fallen completely out of development (even the home page is gone) — is already in MOC.
I always thought cplay could do with a two-pane arrangement for jumping between file navigation and playlist. MOC has that.
I always thought cplay would benefit from more color than just white. MOC has a nice color scheme by default, and you can switch themes (themes?! In a console application?! ) at a keypress.
I always thought cplay could use a few more basic additions, like handling streaming audio, or some more complex readouts. And of course, MOC has a progress bar, timers, file type display and track time, plus a bitrate counter, track control display … too many to explain. Just look at it instead.
That’s it on the right in the center, in blue. Two-pane display, more counters and indicators than you can shake a stick at, and a pretty color scheme to boot. Streaming audio, multiple file type support, easy playlist management, fine and coarse volume controls. Everything.
I think I’m in love.
P.S.: Yes, I tried cmus, but I’m afraid MOC won out quite easily.