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#1 2012-11-09 14:36:24

hariskar
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mpd and Sonata questions

I started using mpd with Sonata (I was using Amarok till now). I have not found any client that can show play count and song rate. Are these features not supported in mpd?
Sonata can search for covers only in Amazon but never finds any cover. Can I change Amazon to Last.fm or discogs? Can I edit a file to do this?
Sonata is the best client I found, but is not developed any more...

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#2 2012-11-09 16:07:46

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Re: mpd and Sonata questions

Have you tried gmpc. It's quite good. There's also Music Player Minion, a Firefox addon that is very good. You could also try one of the versions from the AUR. They might have something that the current release (which is several years old) doesn't have.

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#3 2012-11-09 21:16:04

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Re: mpd and Sonata questions

@hariskar

I used to think Sonata was the best client until I found Cantata.  It's available from the official repos with a ton of KDE dependencies.  Or, you could use my AUR package https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=57975, which builds it for qt only, without KDE libs.  Cantata is also under very active development.

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#4 2012-11-10 15:40:39

hariskar
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Re: mpd and Sonata questions

Thank you for replies!

@fiddlinmacx
I tried sonata-fork-git 20121027-1, but did not find any difference. The problems with not finding covers still exist.
I tried gmpc, but I don't like how my library shows, in 3 different panels, I want my library be like Sonata, or Amarok: 3 levels tree view: Genre/Artist/Album

@useradded
Thank you for Cantata without kdependencies!
Here Library is not exactly how I want it to be, but almost: 2 levels (Artis/Album) and Genre at the bottom. There is no option for 3 levels, is it?
Also, in some albums the cover is wrong, how can I change it?
There is no last.fm scrobble support, so I guess I have to run mpdscribble?

Play count and Song rate, why no client has these options? Are they not supported from mpd? This is the main reason I still use Amarok..

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#5 2012-11-10 16:40:56

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Re: mpd and Sonata questions

hariskar wrote:

Are they not supported from mpd?

Indeed they are not.


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#6 2012-11-10 16:42:12

hariskar
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Re: mpd and Sonata questions

Rasi wrote:
hariskar wrote:

Are they not supported from mpd?

Indeed they are not.

Is there a plan for future support or is there an alternative way for this?

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