Music Player Daemon [MPD] - flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music

The Music Player Daemon or short MPD is an excellent choice for streaming audio to other computers or even mobile devices, like phones/mp3-players, that are connected with the net.

MPD is designed around a client/server architecture, where the clients and 
server (MPD is the server) interact over a network. Thus, running MPD is only 
half of the equation. To use MPD, you need to install a MPD client (aka MPD 

MPD works with terminal or graphical based interface clients:

  • mpc - a solid, lightweight, simple mpd client, written in C. Console Clients

  • ncmpc - A curses client written in C.

  • ncmpcpp - A curses client written in C++ tailored after ncmpc. Graphical Clients

  • gmpc (Gnome Music Player Client) - A fully featured client.

  • ario - Another GTK based client.

  • More clients can be found on the Wiki

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