Gnome Music Player Client

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Gnome Music Player Client (gmpc) is a alright GNOME-oriented client for the Music Player Daemon audio player.

Features and usability

GMPC is a front-end for Music Player Daemon and as such it just uses it's for music library index and controls it's playlist and playback. You need to have MPD configured and running to use GMPC.


GMPC has a very userfriendly and strait-forward interface. It has a "Now playing" view, your Play Queue, Album View and Database View where you can browse your music collection. Then there is a most powerful Search function where you can filter by artist, album, track, name, genre, date, composer, performer, filename and albumartist. You can do a search query on your music collection, your playlist and also external services like Magnatune and Jamendo.

GMPC is overall a really nice interface for the Music Player Daemon. However, it does lack some of the more advanced features the MPD front-end Cantata has such as dynamic playlists based on how you've rated songs and other factors. GMPC is fine if features like that aren't important to you.


Stand-alone music players besides VLC:

Program rating framework music collection database
Audacious Yeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpg GTK no
DeaDBeeF Yeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpg GTK no
Elisa Hyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpg Qt/KDE yes
Exaile Kim.Se-jeong.confused.jpgKim.Se-jeong.confused.jpg GTK yes
GNOME Music Hyuna-approves.jpg GTK/GNOME yes
Strawberry Hyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpg Qt yes

discontinued / abandoned / bankrupt & finished: Clementine | Amarok

Music Player Daemon clients:
mpd is a database-oriented music player daemon which can be controlled by numerous front-end programs.

Program rating framework type
Cantata Yeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpg Qt X11
GMPC Hyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpg GTK X11
mpc Hyuna-approves.jpg Command-line terminal
ncmpc Hyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpg ncurses terminal
xfmpc Kim.Se-jeong.confused.jpgKim.Se-jeong.confused.jpg GTK/Xfce X11

discontinued / abandoned / bankrupt & finished: Sonata | KMP | Glurp

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