Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a server that allows remote access for playing music in various formats and managing playlists. It makes a great desktop player with frontend options (Qt, GTK, ncurses, Windows, and Web clients are available). It is also appropriate as a console player that is scriptable, and is especially useful if X is restarted frequently. A set of rapid development tools for clients are being developed and include a C library, Python module, PHP class, Perl module, and Java Class. The goals are to be easy to install and use, to have minimal resource requirements, to be stable and flexible, and easy to interface.
|Category||Audio, Audio Players, Multimedia, Networking|
|OS||BSD, FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS, Mac OS X, NetBSD, OpenBSD, POSIX, Solaris, UNIX, Windows|
- Features: Outbound streaming, Skinnable, Media Database, Gapless Audio Decoding, Visualizer, Remote Controllable, Intelligent Playlists from database (based on criteria)
- Lossy compression: Lossy compression, Lossless compression