Sonata – GTK 3 client for the Music Player Daemon

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.

Features include:

  • Expanded and collapsed views, fullscreen album art mode.
  • Automatic remote and local album art.
  • Library browsing by folders, or by genre/artist/album.
  • User-configurable columns.
  • Automatic fetching of lyrics and covers.
  • Playlist and stream support.
  • Support for editing song tags.
  • Drag-and-drop to copy files.
  • Popup notification.
  • Library and playlist searching, filter as you type.
  • Audioscrobbler ( 1.2 support.
  • Multiple MPD profiles.
  • Keyboard friendly.
  • Support for multimedia keys.
  • Commandline control.
  • Available in 24 languages.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Scott Horowitz
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

Sonata is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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