Cantata offers a good range of features, some of which are Linux only.
Here are some of its other noteworthy features.
- Full screen mode.
- Search for music in your library using MPD’s search mechanism.
- USB-Mass-Storage and MTP device support.
- Audio CD ripping and playback. Cantata reads the data from the CD and sends it to MPD via its built-in HTTP server as a WAV file.
- Parses CUE files.
- Gapless playback, crossfading between tracks, and replay gain, the latter normalizes the perceived loudness of audio formats such as MP3 and Ogg Vorbis.
- Playback of non-MPD songs via a simple in-built HTTP server.
- MPRISv2 DBUS interface. The Media Player Remote Interfacing Specification is a standard D-Bus interface which aims to provide a common programmatic API for controlling media players.
- Scrobbling – To “scrobble” a song means that when you listen to it, the name of the song is sent to a web site (such as Last.fm) and added to your music profile.
- Ratings support.
- Multimedia keys – uses the GNOME settings daemon’s MediaKeys interface.
- Uses Qt 5’s translation framework.
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Song Information
Page 4 – Internet Streaming
Page 5 – Other Features
Page 6 – Configuration Options
Page 7 – Summary