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Music Player Daemon

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.

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Recent releases

  •  11 Dec 2010 19:38

    Release Notes: Many new features were added.

    •  09 Nov 2010 06:23

      Release Notes: An assertion failure was fixed.

      •  11 Oct 2010 20:44

        Release Notes: A race condition in the output thread has been fixed. Stream title and MIME type in "httpd" streaming output have been fixed. This release enables rewinding of MMS streams.

        •  22 Mar 2010 00:51

          Release Notes: This release fixes a couple of crashes, a ReplayGain regression from the last stable release, single and repeat modes in random, and other small issues.

          •  29 Dec 2009 02:11

            Release Notes: This release fixes a few critical bugs and quite a few minor bugs across the board.

            Recent comments

            01 May 2009 08:24 umonkey

            It's one of the best music players there are. The idea of using the client-server architecture on the desktop is very good, I wish more developers embraced this approach.

            18 Mar 2007 02:32 Freshblog

            Re: Wonderful!
            Great project, i really love it and use it every day!

            15 Dec 2006 15:02 phoenixx1

            Re: Wonderful!
            Oh yes, you´re right. I´ve installed Winamp before but the Music Player Daemon is better than every other program because of its wide range of audio devices and the frontend options. (

            24 Jan 2005 14:11 Paiway

            I would just like to say that you people are doing a great job, and that mpd, in conjunction with mpc and gmpc, is by far my favourite music player. Keep it up!


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