more clients for mpd.

Here are some more clients that you can use with mpd.

sudo yum install mpd mpc qmpdclient.x86_64 gmpc.x86_64 sonata.x86_64

mpd is ::

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.

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mplayer – find all the installed codes for audio and video

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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  [
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]

And if you wanted to see only the audio codecs:

mplayer -ac help

or just the video codecs:

mplayer -vc help
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Speed up mkat with no md5sum for the files.

mkat details:

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

echo \”File\”

and put the path of this file in the PATH variable in the begining and you are done.