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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

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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.

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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

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There exist various command line players. One can be found here.

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