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Sonata

Sonata

Sonata is a lightweight GTK+ music client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD). It aims to be efficient (no toolbar, main menu, or statusbar), user-friendly, and clean.

Sonata is designed to be an elegant and intuitive interface for your music collection. The main window can be collapsed into a "mini" view or expanded by clicking on the current song (with the ">" next to it). Additional information like song tags, album info, and lyrics are available in a secondary window that can be brought up by clicking on the album art/cd in the top-left of the player, or by right-clicking anywhere in the top of the player and choosing "song info".

Sonata's tabbed interface includes your current playlist, your library (browse by filesystem, artists, or albums), your saved playlists, and any streams (pls/m3u is supported). Most actions are accessed through right-click popup menus.

 Sonata 1.6.2.1

Price
Free to download

Size
0.3MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Scott Horowitz

Website
sonata.berlios.de

System Requirements
PyGTK 2.6.0 or newer
GTK 2.6.0 or newer
python-mpd 0.2.0 or newer
Python 2.5 or python-elementtree

Optional:
MPD 0.12 or newer
Gnome-python-extras or PyGTK >= 2.10 for system tray
taglib and tagpy for editing metadata
ZSI 2.0 or newer for automatic lyrics fetching

Support Sites:
Documentation, Mailing Lists

Selected Reviews:
Softpedia, wordpress

Features include:

  • Expanded and collapsed views
  • Automatic remote and local album art
  • User-configurable columns
  • Automatic fetching of lyrics
  • Playlist and stream support
  • Support for editing song tags
  • Popup notification
  • Library and playlist searching
  • Audioscrobbler (last.fm) support
  • Multiple MPD profiles
  • Keyboard friendly
  • Support for multimedia keys
  • Commandline control
  • Available in 19 languages

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