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Downloads of v 1.24.0:


Last Update:

30 Apr 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Michael Hipp
  • Thomas Orgis


mpg123 mp3 mp3-player player


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1.24.0 | Updated: 30 Apr 2017



Downloads of v 1.24.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Michael Hipp
  • Thomas Orgis

mpg123 1.24.0

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install mpg123, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade mpg123, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall mpg123, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade mpg123 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade mpg123 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install mpg123
    name: mpg123
    version: '1.24.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'mpg123' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.24.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller mpg123
    Name     = "mpg123"
    Version  = "1.24.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'mpg123':
  ensure   => '1.24.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 06 May 2017.


The mpg123 distribution contains a real time MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 audio player/decoder for layers 1,2 and 3 (most commonly MPEG 1.0 layer 3 aka MP3), as well as re-usable decoding and output libraries. Among others, it works on GNU/Linux, MacOSX, the BSDs, Solaris, AIX, HPUX, SGI Irix, OS/2 and Cygwin or plain MS Windows (not all more exotic platforms tested regularily, but patches welcome). You may jump to the non-exhaustive list of features.

It is free software licensed under LGPL 2.1 .

Note that nowadays, the mpg123 decoder core can work with floating point or integer math and with some tuning between accuracy and performance at build-time, using assembly optimizations for several platforms, depending on your build configuration. There is detection and selection of assembly optimisations on x86, x86-64, and ARM at program runtime. It's fast, it's high-quality. Just use it.

# Apply this snippet for unpacking portable programs into 7z and zip files.
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

# Insert here full correct name of program, not Chocolatey package name. For example, correct «Performance Maintainer», not «pername».
$packageName = 'mpg123'
$toolsDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
# Don't forget specify protocol for URL's!
$url         = 'https://www.mpg123.de/download/win32/1.24.0/mpg123-1.24.0-static-x86.zip'
$url64       = 'https://www.mpg123.de/download/win64/1.24.0/mpg123-1.24.0-static-x86-64.zip'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir

  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64

  checksum        = 'C0F74CE130075F8D544B3EAD85535508AB239B855C16F54FDD74CD17571D559F'
  checksumType    = 'sha256'
  checksum64      = '0E6ACF7EFB930AA10693FCAFCC1D4A02BE82C1E46A5CF77D2908809D7325BC2D'
  checksumType64  = 'sha256'


Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status

Avoid repeating genre in metadata printout for specifications like (144)Thrash Metal.

  • In remote control mode, only enforce --quiet if no verbosity was required.
  • Prevent --loop and --shuffle or --random from messing with the remote control LOADLIST command (printout of the list would loop without reason).
  • Fix the mpg123 command (esp. our provided binaries on Windows) to now find modules again relative to the executable directory, not the current working directory. This was a regression in 1.23 and might be security-relevant if you called mpg123 in working directories with untrusted content. Note that mpg123 1.23 looked for modules relative to the current working directory only if the installation prefix for modules did not exist. So, usage on an intact installation (with /usr/lib/mpg123 or the like) was safe. Nevertheless this new version fixes the search to be relative to the binary path as it was with 1.22 and before.
  • At least consistent behaviour of playlist code in the face of looping. Looping is about individual tracks, always. They are looped also in random mode. Jumping (prev/next keys) is between tracks and resets the loop counter. The display of currently playing track in the playlist is fixed for random and looped play now (bug 198).
  • Looping is now mentioned for a to-be-repeated track with --verbose.
  • Move some compiler nagging from --enable-debug to --enable-nagging, fix up some new build failures by adding some pesky feature test macros.
  • Try not to pollute the terminal buffer with old progress bars in inverse video. Only the currently live one shall be seen. That one is pretty. The others are not.
  • Using plain dlopen()/LoadLibrary() for opening modules instead of libltdl. This also means that --with-module-suffix is gone in configure.
  • Windows builds only work when Unicode support is there (older than Windows 2000/XP will definitely not work anymore)
  • The out123 tool now features tone generation, with a mix of differing wave patterns. Makes sense to be able to test the audio output by itself, and it's fun. See --wave-freq and related parameters.

This package has no dependencies.

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