@mlnews oh, the joys of typing play/pause/stop etc into a command line! I'll keep my GUI driven media players and their buttons, thanks.
Hey if you have a music server sitting remotely playing music throughout the space it may be nice to just open a terminal and hit "pause"
Meh. Sounds like an application written by someone who is full tilt obsessed with only typing stuff into a command line. The scenario you described is easily handled by a remote. Music systems like that have remotes and other controls available to the users.