[All] To build a better music player

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Fri Jan 30 02:53:24 CET 2009

> I am still in the process of making changes, but I have some packages
> if anyone wants to try it. This version has the option of using a
> gstreamer back-end (the default with the packaged config file) instead
> of mplayer. By using gstreamer, CPU and memory load have been reduced,
> and I was able to rig it such that track transitions occur without the
> delays that were present using mplayer. Furthermore, I added tag
> reading support for Ogg and Flac through mutagen.

I still wonder: what's wrong with the MPD backend?
It already did all that, and is very memory efficient as well.


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