kunst VS mpd

Compare kunst vs mpd and see what are their differences.

kunst

Download and display album art or display embedded album art (by sdushantha)

mpd

Music Player Daemon (by MusicPlayerDaemon)
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kunst mpd
2 16
255 1,435
- 2.6%
1.7 9.7
about 2 months ago 8 days ago
Shell C++
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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kunst

Posts with mentions or reviews of kunst. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-10.
  • Perks of having a LinuxAudio setup!
    Music: Music Player Daemon (The ALSA of music players!) MOC (Terminal frontend for MPD) ncmpcpp (Anyone who tells you there's a better music player for Linux than this, is a scammer!) kunst (Even blind people need Album Art to listen music ;) Spicetify (Spicey Spotify with pywal!)
  • How can I set a keybind to show album art?
    reddit.com/r/ncmpcpp | 2021-01-08
    It looks amazing I will definitely give it a try. I've already installed kunst, but I've found it crashes a lot.

mpd

Posts with mentions or reviews of mpd. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-01.
  • Let's make a definitive guide to the subtle differences in Self Hosted Music Streaming.
    Others: Ampache, Mopidy, Koel, Music Player Daemon (MPD), Lightweight Music Server (LMS), Serviio. I'm not saying these are bad, I just don't know what sets these apart from the "Generic Music Server"
  • Cli music streaming
    “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 while being controlled by its network protocol.”
  • Music server that features a catalog and personal library
    Your personal library in this use case is the equivalent of a playlist?? I would use something like MPD https://www.musicpd.org/ in your use case.
  • Sync music between Android and Desktop
    reddit.com/r/fossdroid | 2021-08-14
    This doesn't seem currently possible without programming this yourself. The only player I could find that has such a feature outside of Apple is XMPlay, which is Windows-only. The "easiest" workaround I can think of is to have MPD running on a server (on the cloud or on an always-on device at your home like a RPi) and use MALP on Android to play your music, though it would be streaming over the Internet rather than being stored on your phone.
  • ⟳ 5 apps added, 44 updated at f-droid.org
    MPD v. 0.22.10: A flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music
  • Setting default application
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-08-09
    I haven't used it much myself but I believe what you're describing is basically how mpd works. https://www.musicpd.org/ there's a background deamon that starts up at boot time that maintains your music library and playlists. Then you launch a client to trigger playback.
  • Audio from one PC to another (Arch -> Windows)
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-07-30
    The Music Player Daemon has a client-server setup with at least one windows client from a quick glance. I use mpd for local playback, and it works well.
  • Perks of having a LinuxAudio setup!
    Music: Music Player Daemon (The ALSA of music players!) MOC (Terminal frontend for MPD) ncmpcpp (Anyone who tells you there's a better music player for Linux than this, is a scammer!) kunst (Even blind people need Album Art to listen music ;) Spicetify (Spicey Spotify with pywal!)
  • Looking for a central music player
    Here is link number 1 - Previous text "MPD"
    Use MPD and the frontend of your choice for the audio server. Install Snapcast snapserver on the server and have MPD output the audio stream to it.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kunst and mpd you can also consider the following projects:

owntone-server - OwnTone is forked-daapd's new name. Linux/FreeBSD DAAP (iTunes) and MPD media server with support for AirPlay devices (multiroom), Apple Remote (and compatibles), Chromecast, Spotify and internet radio.

Mopidy - Mopidy is an extensible music server written in Python

balena-sound - Build a single or multi-room streamer for an existing audio device using a Raspberry Pi! Supports Bluetooth, Airplay and Spotify Connect

ipfs-lite

J2ME-Loader - A J2ME emulator for Android.

noise-repellent - An lv2 plugin for broadband noise reduction

mocp - Music On Console Player

Spicetify - Spice up your Spotify client

StoicReading - Consolidation of many Stoic texts