|Original author(s)||Michael Hipp, Oliver Fromme|
|Initial release||before 1999|
1.31.3 / 19 March 2023
|Written in||C, Assembly|
|Operating system||Unix-like, Windows|
The license for the last release (0.59r / 19 June 1999) from the original authors included restrictive (non-commercial, no-derivative) terms, although the source code was available. This led to the creation of mpg321, a similar program (based on MAD) licensed under the GPLv2.
Official development of mpg123 and its library
mpglib stalled, and serious security holes emerged. Patches were applied downstream for packages provided by various Linux and BSD operating systems.
In 2006, a new maintainer started work towards the release of a new official mpg123 package. After several security rollup releases in the 0.6.x series, version 1.0 was released in 2007 under the LGPLv2.1, with
libmpg123 as a replacement for
- Comparison of audio player software
- ogg123 (A similar program that plays Ogg Vorbis files. Released with the vorbis-tools reference software.)