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I usually play songs on mplayer through terminal. However, I don't know to put a song on repeat - as I want to listen to a particular song again and again.

How to put a single song/set of songs on repeat?

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Are you married to mplayer? I use mpg321 which can do this with the -z and -Z flags. Otherwise, use a while-loop? –  gerrit Jul 16 '12 at 14:56

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mplayer -loop <repeat count>

Setting count to zero (-loop 0), should repeat it infinitely.

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