The most philosophically UNIX-like audio player I have seen so far. It does only what it was written to do - play audio files, and allow users to organize the play of audio files in a variety of simple useful ways. All major functions can be controlled via text based commands by typing ": ", and any command can be bound to any key. it can be remote controlled via UNIX socket by default, or via TCP socket (insecure, but you can always use an SSH tunnel). Any keyboard oriented user will be able to use this player more quickly than any other player out there.
Very fast and light. All installed files including plugins supporting every media type came up to 400K on my installation.
- play queue (regardless of what it is playing, you can insert a list of next things to play. When done, it will continue on with the playlist or the next thing in your library, or what have you)
- filters with regular expressions
- tagging (both for internal purposes, and to run external scripts on the files tagged)
- more stuff I have not yet explored.