Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files (e.g., OGG, MP3, FLAC, AAC, WAV) and can be controlled remotely via its network protocol. It can be used as a desktop music player, but is also great for streaming music to a stereo system over a local network. There are many GUI and command-line applications to choose from that act as a front-end for browsing and playing your MPD music collection.
And setup is quite simple, install with above command then simply, configure your user and Music directory in the mpd config file /etc/mpd.conf.
Some time back, I was trying to find out all the codecs that are installed for my mplayer. These could be the ones that came with mplayer or the ones that I downloaded from the site and installed in the various directories.
I could not find a direct way to do this, until I found this:
mplayer -ac help -vc help
And here is the output of the command:
MPlayer SVN-r33996-4.6.1 (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team
Available audio codecs:
ac: afm: status: info: [lib/dll]
wma9dmo dmo working Windows Media Audio 9 DMO [wma9dmod.dll]
wmadmo dmo working Windows Media Audio DMO [wmadmod.dll]
wma9spdmo dmo working Windows Media Audio 9 Speech DMO [wmspdmod.dll]
wma9spdshow dshow working Windows Media Audio 9 Speech DShow [wmavds32.ax
ffqdm2 ffmpeg working FFmpeg QDM2 audio [qdm2]
qdmc qtaudio working QuickTime QDMC/QDM2 audio [QuickTime.qts]
ffqclp ffmpeg working FFmpeg QCLP audio [qcelp]
qclp qtaudio working QuickTime QCLP audio [QuickTime.qts]
qtmace3 qtaudio working QuickTime MACE3 audio [QuickTime.qts]
qtmace6 qtaudio working QuickTime MACE6 audio [QuickTime.qts]
zygoaudio qtaudio working Zygo audio [ZyGoAudioS.qtx]
ffra144 ffmpeg working FFmpeg RealAudio 1.0 [real_144]
Available video codecs:
vc: vfm: status: info: [lib/dll]
ffanm ffmpeg working FFmpeg Deluxe Paint Animation [anm]
ffbinkvideo ffmpeg working FFmpeg Bink Video [binkvideo]
ffcdgraphics ffmpeg working FFmpeg CD-Graphics [cdgraphics]
ffmvi1 ffmpeg working FFmpeg Motion Pixels [motionpixels]
ffmdec ffmpeg working FFmpeg Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder) [mdec]
ffsiff ffmpeg working FFmpeg Beam Software SIFF [vb][/vb]
ffmimic ffmpeg working FFmpeg Mimic video [mimic]
mkat is a set of command line tools to burn, catalog data CD/DVD, audio CDs and then search the catalog database, e.g. check whether you have a certain file or audio CD in your collection. Tags can be used to categorize CDs, e.g. comedy, drama, etc. Audio CD support is very rudimentary though.
I use this program to catalogue my DVD\’s and CD\’s but the issue with that is that it is un-necessarily slow in doing the cataloguing. It does a md5sum for all the files which is of not much use to me. How to overcome this. Create a file called md5sum and change the permissions to executable. Just put something like
and put the path of this file in the PATH variable in the begining and you are done.