MPD Locally

Recently I updated the Ubuntu wiki to add using MPD locally and cleaned the Arch wiki of the same name some. MPD on the Arch wiki is a good source of information but it needs help: organization, some tech things, grammatically… but its holding together for now. Because I am mainly using Ubuntu now it is wiser for me to use MPD locally (clean installs are still recommended over updates (just engineered that way)) and having a home partition simplifies things greatly. Anyways, I’ve added .desktop file information and a fix for PulseAudio too.

REO Speedwagon to Ario MPD-wagon

One of the reasons that the MPD page on Ubuntu’s wiki is so scare, I believe, is because Ubuntu uses Banshee. Banshee is a nice MP3 player with about every feature I’d want from an MP3 player. It also has a really nice layout. For my tastes though, I’d like my MP3 player to be more responsive and lighter (MP3s aren’t incredibly resource intensive files to play) and that’s why I like MPD. Banshee on my eight year old computer takes about thirty seconds to load and has a slight (very slight but noticable to me) delay when changing tracks.

Take a look at this:

This is Ario, a MPD client I hadn’t heard of before. The flow is beautiful, very logical to me. Works great, gonna be using it for a Bit.

About Todd Partridge (Gently)

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Posted on 2011-10-15, in Linux. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Vidyu Krastev

    Hi, I found GMPC usefull too. Give it a try.

  2. Looks pretty good, I’ll give it a try one day here hopefully soon.

  3. Thanks Vidyu, just tried GMPC and it’s not for me. Good program and I can see where it would be useful but Ario is more logical to me.


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