RFS: mpd - Music Player Daemon, and clients
I've been maintaining Debian packages for the Music Player Daemon
project for the past month or so, and have finally decided that they're
ready for sponsorship and upload into Debian proper. I have the full
support of the upstream authors, and have myself contributed to the
upstream development of mpc and mpd.
mpd is the Music Player Daemon, and mpc, wmmp, gmpc, and phpmp are all
clients that can be used to connect to mpd to control audio playback.
mpd supports using faad2 for playback, but it is not enabled in the Debian
package as faad2 is not in Debian (patent issues, I'm assuming).
The clients need not be on the same computer that mpd is running and
vice-versa, so there are no Depends or Recommends relationships between
mpd and its clients, only weaker Suggests and Enhances relationships.
phpmp is the exception to this, and Recommends mpd since it is usually
run from the same server (requiring apache | httpd and php4) as mpd.
I'm also proposing that a new virtual package be created: mpd-client.
Packages mpc, wmmp, gmpc, phpmp all Provide mpd-client as a way of
accessing and controlling mpd, the daemon.
The project homepage is at: http://www.MusicPD.org
We have an active IRC channel and community in #mpd on FreeNode and on
our web forums.
Licenses for all packages are GPLv2 or later
Clients in development include: kmp, phpmp2, ncmpc; I'll RFS those as
soon as upstream deems them ready for release.
All packages are lintian and linda clean.
Packages are available at:
deb http://des.petta-tech.bogomips.org/~eric/MusicPD/releases ./
deb-src http://des.petta-tech.bogomips.org/~eric/MusicPD/releases ./
Package descriptions as follows:
Description: Music Player Daemon (MPD)
MPD is a server that allows remote access for playing audio files (MP3, Ogg
Vorbis, FLAC, and Wave) and managing playlists. The design focus is on
integrating a computer into a stereo system that provides control for music
playback over a local network. The goals are to be easy to install and use,
to have minimal resource requirements (it has been reported to run fine on a
Pentium 75), and to be stable and flexible.
Currently supported clients include:
- mpc: a command-line client ideal for scripting
- gmpc: a GNOME/GTK2.2 graphical front-end
- wmmp: a Window Maker dock app (WMmp)
- phpmp: a PHP web interface (phpMp)
Description: Gnome Music Player Client (graphical interface to MPD)
A GNOME/GTK2.2 client for Music Player Daemon, it began life as traymp,
a simple tray notification client and has grown into much more.
Current features include:
* Support for loading/saving playlists
* File Browser
* Browser based on ID3 information
* Current playlist viewer with search
* ID3 Information
Description: A command-line tool to interface MPD
Music Player Command is a command line tool to interface MPD, Music Player
Daemon. It is fast and lightweight like MPD, making it ideal for scripting
commands and binding to hotkeys. Completion for the BASH shell is provided.
Description: a web interface for Music Player Daemon (MPD)
phpMp allows users to connect and control Music Player Daemon, mpd on a local
or remote machine from a web browser. For example, it can be used to control
a sitewide stereo system from multiple locations. phpMp is configured by
default to connect to a mpd process running on the same computer the web server
runs on, but it can be easily configured to connect to mpd running on other
phpMp is the original implementation by the MPD author, Warren Dukes. phpMp2
by David H. Bronke is in beta but also available via Subversion
Description: A dock app client for Music Player Daemon (MPD)
WMmp is a X window manager dock app for controlling Music Player Daemon (MPD).
It is based on a WMxmms and has a similar LCD-style interface for controlling
//end of descriptions
Eric Wong firstname.lastname@example.org
Petta Technology, Inc email@example.com