pianod2 is a multi-source, network-controlled music player daemon for use as central music server or scriptable backend.
Three clients are included with pianod2:
- Standard client. Made for using pianod.
- Console. Made for testing, debugging and nerds, the console provides command line access. Commands entered in one of the inputs (or selected from a list) execute, displaying results in a table.
- Viewer. The console displays album art and information in large, friendly letters. Suitable when you just want people to know what’s playing.
pianod2 is free and open source software.
- Multiple sources. Add your personal music collection and multiple Pandora accounts. When listening, choose a single source or use the media manager to mix all the sources.
- Remote-control. Start, stop, choose or rate music from your web browser or phone.
- Shuffle mode. Requests get priority, but when the queue is empty pianod can pick by songs, playlist, album or artist.
- Multi-user. Share control with your family, roommates or visitors—but pianod tracks ownership, allowing only the right person to revise each collection.
- Automatic playlist selection. Each person rates playlists, and pianod adjusts the mix based on who is listening.
- Scriptable. Use the included piano script to control playback, runmix to set up a sequence of timed playlists, or write your own and interface via the socket interface (line-oriented or websockets, plain-text or TLS secured).
- Flexible. Build with your choice of 3 media libraries, 3¾ output libraries, 5 TLS packages and 3 sources.
- Media substitutions. Save bandwidth by replacing streaming media with matching local media.
Developer: Perette Barella and contributors
License: Open Source
pianod2 is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
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