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  • Mopidy

    Mopidy is an extensible music server written in Python

    This sounds great! Maybe Mopidy is even a better solution for this. Once configured to use Spotify or YouTube, you never have to login again on the Raspberry.. the user can then choose a Client, ranging from Android apps to Console clients to control playback, create playlists, etc.

  • mpd

    Music Player Daemon

    “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.”

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • spotify-tui

    Spotify for the terminal written in Rust 🚀

    I use spotify-tui as it has a nice interface

  • strm

    Stream media files over SSH in a convenient way

    strm for playing files from remote machines

  • tyt

    Play YouTube videos from the command line in a convenient way

    tyt for playing YouTube videos/music (this is far from perfect and still needs some love)

  • ncmpcpp

    Featureful ncurses based MPD client inspired by ncmpc

    If you want to stream audio from a service like Spotify or SoundCloud, I can recommend Mopidy as a backend with a commandline frontend like ncmpcpp.

  • mpv

    🎥 Command line video player

    mpv is really the best commandline player. You can throw almost anything at it (e.g. YouTube links, Bandcamp releases, SoundCloud tracks, remote files, ...). It's integration of youtube-dl allows streaming (also only audio) from a LOT of sites.

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  • pianobar

    Console-based player

    Looks like I used the 2019.02.14 release, if the most-recent one doesn't work.

  • ncspot

    Cross-platform ncurses Spotify client written in Rust, inspired by ncmpc and the likes.

    If you want to stream spotify, I personally use ncspot

  • community

    Officially unofficial KISS community repository (by kiss-community)

  • pianobarfly


    Found it:

  • Mopidy MusicBox

    Web Client for Mopidy Music Server and the Pi MusicBox

    Look what I've found: This should perfectly suit your needs..

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