mpz

mpz – open source music player

Summary

I’ve been listening to my music collection over the past week with mpz. From these tests, mpz seems stable in operation.

I’m very impressed with this project given that it’s in a very early stage of development. It’s fairly conservative with memory, doesn’t hog too many CPU cycles, and sports an interface which is simple, easy-to-learn, and functional albeit spartan. There’s a lot to like though.

mpz is missing some essential functionality, in particular gapless playback. Hopefully this feature will be added in the near-future. And its support for internet radio is very basic, and slightly bizarre given that the focus of the project is on locally stored music collections.

My favorite graphical music player (Tauon Music Box) has started to suffer from feature-bloat (such as adding Spotify premium support), so I’m definitely in the market for a replacement. Currently that’s not mpz. But with a bit more work, it might just be!

The developer is welcome to feature suggestions. Nudge nudge — mention gapless playback :)!

Website: mpz-player.org
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Oleg Antonyan
License: GNU General Public License Version 3.0

mpz is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Memory Usage
Page 4 – Summary

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