mpd VS balena-sound

Compare mpd vs balena-sound and see what are their differences.


Music Player Daemon (by MusicPlayerDaemon)


Build a single or multi-room streamer for an existing audio device using a Raspberry Pi! Supports Bluetooth, Airplay and Spotify Connect (by balenalabs)
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mpd balena-sound
17 19
1,525 1,760
3.1% 2.6%
9.8 8.1
12 days ago 8 days ago
C++ TypeScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 only Apache License 2.0
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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 2021-12-31.


Posts with mentions or reviews of balena-sound. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-11.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing mpd and balena-sound you can also consider the following projects:

shairport-sync - AirPlay audio player. Shairport Sync adds multi-room capability with Audio Synchronisation

RPiPlay - An open-source AirPlay mirroring server for the Raspberry Pi. Supports iOS 9 and up.

Snapcast - Synchronous multiroom audio player

Mopidy - Mopidy is an extensible music server written in Python

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.

ChromeCast-Desktop-Audio-Streamer - Stream the sound of your desktop to your Chromecast Audio device

ESP32_ESP8266_WiFi_Speaker_OLED - A MP3 streaming WiFi speaker for ESP8266 & ESP32 chips

balena-dash - Build a Raspberry Pi based desktop dashboard for stats, photos, videos and more!

balena-rpiplay - Turn a Raspberry Pi into an Airplay server using RPiPlay to enable screen mirroring on tvs, monitors and projectors.

VideoLAN Client (VLC) - VLC media player - All pull requests are ignored, please follow

balena-minecraft-server - Build a Minecraft Server using a Raspberry Pi 4! Supports common Servers, SCP, RCON and Wifi Connect.