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Is there a command line MP3 player for Windows? It needs to support CJK filenames.

I have tried the following so far:

  • mpg123: doesn't have the ability to pause/fast forward/backward.
  • MpxPlayer: does not support CJK filenames.

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Well, at least we know that it has to support simple playback controls as well as CJK filenames. I believe the latter limits the possible candidates somewhat. – musiKk Apr 15 '11 at 7:45
Mpxplay Win32/Console v1.59 (2012-Aug) says it now handles Unicode. I wasn't able to confirm this myself, however. – user38983 Mar 28 '14 at 18:25

Check out the VLC command line help page, it does an awful lot and it's got good internationalisation support - can't confirm about CJK filenames, though, I'm afraid.

VLC does support UTF-16 so CJK characters should be no problem. You may still find small problems though (but it has had support for nearly a decade so those should be rare as well). – krowe2 Oct 28 '14 at 16:25

yes you can download and use mplayer. It supports mp3 and other running from command line. check . Download it from


The most appreciable command line player for windows seems "DLC player"
Can be found here..

It supports the .wav, .mp3, .ogg, .flac, .mod, .it, .s3d and .xm formats.

DLC player accepts command line parameters in the following form:

dlc <options> <filenames> -E<effects>


-p Play list of files
-w Play files with window hidden
-h Show this help message (also displayed if no arguments are given)
-c Show copyright information


e echoes
c compressor effect
w wave reverberation
d distortion
f flanger(echoing reverberation)
g gargle
h chorus

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