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.
BallroomDJ is a ballroom music player. It is designed to let the computer choose the music and to be able to play music the entire evening without intervention. It features flexible playlists, music queue management, requests, seeking in songs, speed with pitch control, and an optional audio file organizer. Playlists can have automatic selections based on your choice of dances and how often those dances should play, stops after some number of songs has been played, stops at a particular time, allowing of songs with certain keywords, sequences, and manual selection. Mix all of these in any order and modify them at any time.
Neformal is a small audio player with a file manager and the ability to play file by file. It can keep bookmarks for favorite directories. It can compute RMS statistics for 16 bit PCM WAVs. Song lyrics are supported (via lyricwiki.org). Drag and drop can be used to interact with other applications. ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags are handled flexibly. The charset for tags can be selected. There is a built-in viewer for images and text files. The output device can be selected.
Theory is a Python/Pylons-based Web client for the MPD system that uses Ajax where it makes sense. It includes drag/drop playlist reordering, Amazon cover art retrieval, a full-screen "party" mode, lyrics fetching from lyricswiki.org, automatic linking to the artist's Wikipedia page, and a decent theme.
Smitten differs from traditional media centres in three major ways. It contains no media playback at all, which makes it very small (and suitable for porting to embedded systems) and quick to initialize. It targets a TV display and interface, which means there's less information on any particular screen, and a much simpler control interface consisting of left, right, up, down, and select. No mouse is required. It is also highly skinnable, and cross-platform to most systems. Essentially, it provides an easy-to-use menu system that allows the user to navigate a hierarchy of files, and view them using an (external) tool.
MobileMpd.Net is a small program that can be used to control a MPD (Music Player Daemon) server using a WiFi enabled Windows Mobile device. The software supports the start, stop, next, prev, repeat, and random functions, volume control, playlist addition and removal, and a music directory treeview.
Coherence is a set of DLNA/UPnP devices, like MediaServer and MediaRenderer. In addition, it includes a well-designed framework to extend other applications with DLNA/UPnP functionality. It also has an emerging DBus API, enabling these applications to participate in digital living networks. It supports Playstation 3 (PS3), XBox, and many other devices.