XiX Music Player is a music player for MP3, Ogg, M4A, and FLAC files. It is easy to create and maintain your own playlists. There is an integrated lyric viewer that searches for the lyric of the song you are listening to. If the CD cover is found, it is also shown. You can also rip CD tracks to MP3 or FLAC. Listening to your favorite online radio stations is also possible. The focus is on having fast control of all your music.
DR14 T.meter is a commandline tool for computing the Dynamic Range of your music according to the procedure used in the offline meter released by the Pleasurize Music Foundation. It is very useful to measure how loud your music is and to understand that a good quality album always has a good dynamic. It's also useful for understanding the effects of the so-called loudness war.
Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a server that allows remote access for playing music in various formats and managing playlists. It makes a great desktop player with frontend options (Qt, GTK, ncurses, Windows, and Web clients are available). It is also appropriate as a console player that is scriptable, and is especially useful if X is restarted frequently. A set of rapid development tools for clients are being developed and include a C library, Python module, PHP class, Perl module, and Java Class. The goals are to be easy to install and use, to have minimal resource requirements, to be stable and flexible, and easy to interface.
MP3 Management can be used to build a catalog of MP3 files in a MySQL database. It can traverse a given directory to find MP3 files. For each MP3 file that is found, it extracts its ID3 tags, including album art, and adds an entry in a MySQL database. The class also extracts 20 second clips of each MP3 file and stores them in a subdirectory named clips. The duration of the clips is configurable. The class is intended to be used with the Id3 Tag Correction and Downloading script, which corrects id3 tags and downloads lyrics, artist biographies, and other information using Web services and other Web sites.