Siren is a text-based audio player for UNIX-like operating systems. Various
aspects of Siren have been inspired by cmus.

Supported file formats include Ogg Vorbis, MP3, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAVE and
AIFF. Playback is possible through sndio, PulseAudio, ALSA, OSS, Sun audio,
PortAudio and libao. Siren is known to run on OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Linux
and OS X.

Please see the website for more information:


Building and installing

Please see the INSTALL file.


Please see the siren(1) manual page. The manual page may be viewed from the
source tree using mandoc(1) or nroff(1):

	$ mandoc siren.1 | less
	$ nroff -c -mdoc siren.1 | less

An online version is also available:



Please send questions, bug reports and patches to Tim van der Molen <tim at
kariliq dot nl>.