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Re: Bug#463973: ITP: deejayd -- A media player daemon

On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:34:06AM +0100, Alexandre Rossi wrote:
> > > Yes. Apparently what's special about this is that it can be
> > > controlled over the network. Probably not the only one but
> > > noticeable enough to be mentioned in a short description.
> >
> > mpd also supports that (tcp/6600).
> Yep this project is very similar to mpd. As far as I know, it improves
> over mpd with the following features :
> - play queue

mpd has a play queue.

> - video support (this is also an advantage over XMMS2 but I do not
> know this project well enough to do a full comparison)

Isn't that a client/front-end issue?

> - xine or gstreamer backend (i.e. more supported media formats, well
> tested media backends)


> - more easily extensible protocol because of XML and easier to extend
> because of Python

Wow, XML. Shiny! It must be better then(?).

> It has the following drawbacks compared to mpd :
> - uses more memory and perhaps more CPU time (because written in
> Python vs optimized C) but it keeps reasonable, you'll see if you give
> it a try.

DSP in pure Python? Hopefully not.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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