mpdevil – simple music browser for MPD

In Operation

Here’s an image of mpdevil in action. We’re not enamoured with the interface but it’s functional. Most of the interface is fairly self-explanatory, but we do like the interactive searches in playlists, as well as the ability to filter albums by genre.

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The program offers support for large album covers as shown in the image above. But if you don’t have an image for the album in the respective album’s directory, there’s no support for grabbing the album cover direct from the program.

In the top right hand corner of the large album cover there’s functionality that lets you display the lyrics of a track. This information is retrieved from a Brazilian site.

mpdevil - mini playerWhat else does mpdevil offer?

There’s a mini player (as shown in the image to the left).

There’s desktop notifications when a new track starts. You can search for songs, and manipulate your playback queue.

The software offers a MPRIS interface. MPRIS (Media Player Remote Interfacing Specification) is a standard D-Bus interface which aims to provide a common programmatic API for controlling media players.

The program supports media keys, support for .cue files, and profiles.

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Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

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