Herrie is a minimalistic music player that uses the command line. It is written
to support a variety of audio subsystems and file formats, including playlists.
Herrie has a split-screen user interface, with a playlist at the top of the
screen and a file browser at the bottom. Herrie supports XMMS shortcuts for
playback control and can play in XMMS mode or "party" mode (which acts as a
song queue). Herrie also has some more exotic features, including support for
AudioScrobbler and the ability to chroot() itself into a directory.
The default options for this Slackbuild are set for no scrobbler, modplugin, wave,
or XSPF support. ALSA is the chosen sound output. This makes it so the program
can be built with the least amount of dependencies (with these options all of them
should be included in Slackware 12.1). See the README in the herrie source for
the dependencies needed if you enable other options.
This SlackBuild also includes some experimental patches to add functionality to
herrie. These include adding more signals and remote control, file filtering, and
autoquit upon playlist completion.
These patches are not used by default in this slackBuild, so you either need to
set their corresponding option in the build script or run the script with the
respective variable set. For example, this would choose to use all three patches:
AUTOQUIT=YES SIGNALS=YES FILTER=YES herrie.SlackBuild
Please see README.SBo for usage and configuration help for this and other options.
Maintained by: Phillip Warner
Approved by: rworkman
Keywords: audio,ncurses,command line,xmms,mp3,AudioScrobbler,chroot,wave,ogg vorbis,oss,alsa,playlist,xspf,pulseAudio,libao,libsndfile,libmodplug,nls,native language,music,ogg,vorbis,modplug,pulse,pulseaudio,scrobbler
(the SlackBuild does not include the source)