AmpJuke makes it possible to manage and stream your music online to several clients connected through a LAN or the Internet. In addition to streaming music, it can fetch "metadata" (album covers, images, lyrics, and track "fingerprints") automatically using various Web services such as last.fm and the.echonest. You can scan and import tags from as many tracks as you like, use favorites, and customize personal settings. Its focus is on easy navigation as well as speed.
MP3 STATION is a LIRC-aware, plain-text tool set for managing MP3 playback in a car or home with as little user interaction as possible. It can restart the last playlist at the last played track/frame, transparently load directories, transparently recompile playlists, and keep a repository of all the playlists. It also has two simple clients for communicating with cm3s (a curses console client and a very basic one on a parallel port). All programs run under a non-privileged user account.
Plait (pronounced "play") is a command-line jukebox and music player front end. It understands brief, easy to type queries that pick a single song, mix queries that combine works from multiple artists, and stream queries that find Shoutcast radio streams. A variety of filters are available to pick just the music you want to hear. In order to actually play the music it finds, Plait automatically hands off a playlist to one of the supported music players, or creates a playlist that you can manually load.