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Lyra is a front-end to the Music Player Daemon (MPD). Based loosely on the Creative Media Source software, it has the aim of supporting large collections of albums and artists. Other interesting features are the implementation of a local cache of the music library using an SQLite database, increased speed, and flexibility. In addition, Lyra supports integration with the service, which includes "Scrobbling" and album cover art.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Oct 2012 23:21

    Release Notes: Improved ability to recover from a suspended or hibernated system. The ability to drag-and-drop songs, artists, genres, and albums into the current playlist. The ability to execute a local copy of the Music Player Daemon (MPD) in order to create a standalone suite for use on workstations. The ability to display Charts and Statistics based on your music selections.

    •  07 Nov 2011 03:27

      Release Notes: This release concentrates on getting rid of certain annoying user interface issues and bugs. Lyra originally had a series of image reference databases and document directories which were part of the install. If you moved the .jar file away from the supporting files, it would fail to load properly. Now, all of these elements have been moved to the .jar file directly, effectively freeing the application from its dependence on the directory structure.

      •  16 May 2011 00:06

        Release Notes: This is a minor release that deals with systems supporting multiple virtual displays such as the KDE and Gnome desktop managers. It also allows a user to disable the System Tray functionality if so desired.

        •  01 May 2011 02:14

          Release Notes: This release features a new import system that sports improved Unicode support and improved memory usage, system tray support, a search tool bar to enable for keyword based searches through the library, and various other code fixes and feature enhancements.

          •  18 Mar 2011 01:11

            Release Notes: This version has integration with the service, enabling it to "Scrobble" and use the service to extract artist and album information. A five star rating system for individual songs was added, permitting a user to assign a preference value to any song in their library. Various other bugs were fixed, such as enabling the client to deal with lapses in connectivity and dealing with empty values in song information.


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