As the title. I know there have been many similar questions on this, but none of them mention the key feature I want: change the speed of the song. Any idea? To prove that I'm a serious "Terminal Guy" and "Music Lover": (I have spent 10,000 hours on terminal things, mostly NeoVim)

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    What is a terminal mp3 player for you? One used by a command line interface like mpd or should it have an UI but just based on terminal characters?
    – Robert
    May 3, 2022 at 21:12

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You can also use MPV, "a free, open source, and cross-platform media player". The volume can be controlled via the keyboard, using "[" and "]" keys etc.

I believe mpv is a fork of mplayer.

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