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ZoltanPlayer

ZoltanPlayer is a music playing daemon. It accepts remote commands via its own mini HTTP server and can seamlessly use Audio or Data CDs. Audio CDs are played internally (optionally querying CDDB info servers) and digital songs in audio CDs are played via external players. It's not limited to CDs, as a hard disk directory can also be used.

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Recent releases

  •  26 Oct 2003 11:45

    Release Notes: Support for CD cover pictures was added in this first stable release.

    •  10 Nov 2002 11:22

      Release Notes: In this version, the song shuffling method has been improved, and other minor bugs were fixed.

      •  06 Oct 2002 10:56

        Release Notes: In this version, a new option to toggle playlists or directories was added, and several compatibility issues with playlists coming from other OSes and other minor bugs were fixed.

        •  21 Jul 2002 09:52

          Release Notes: In this release, a new IP-based authorization scheme was added, and some minor bugs were fixed.

          •  15 Jun 2002 18:29

            Release Notes: Playlists are now treated as directories, and unselected songs can now be hidden from the HTML page.

            Recent comments

            14 Apr 2002 14:06 angeltriptico

            Re: nice start!

            > I just played with Zoltan a bit and this
            > is a nice start. I couldn't really get
            > it to run completely fine though.
            >
            > for some reason, zoltan didn't like to
            > communicate with my install of mpg123
            > ... it kept starting new instances of
            > mpg123.


            Hi. I'm glad you find ZoltanPlayer useful.

            The only way ZoltanPlayer communicates with external players as mpg123 is calling, killing or stopping them, as there is no other portable way of doing it. The only behaviour it expects from the players are to automatically exit when the song ends, and to correctly honour SIGTERM, SIGSTOP and SIGCONT signals. This is why it starts a new instance of mpg123 for each song commanded to play, and why it opens xmms but loses control over it, as xmms never exits but by user intervention.

            Special support for xmms remote control wasn't in my plans, but I can consider it.

            Thanks,
            Angel

            10 Apr 2002 08:37 skoop

            nice start!
            I just played with Zoltan a bit and this is a nice start. I couldn't really get it to run completely fine though.

            for some reason, zoltan didn't like to communicate with my install of mpg123 ... it kept starting new instances of mpg123.

            anyway, after changing the player to xmms it did indeed play the tracks I selected, but it did not go any further than the selected track. I had to manually select the next track to play, which is of course not really that useful.

            but this is a nice start for a very useful app!

            maybe in the future, support for existing xmms instances with filled playlists could be added?

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