QtMPC on its way

Christmas is over and my media pc is working, but I don’t like the available clients for MPD very much. What does that lead to? Right, writing my own client.

As you can tell from the name it’s written using the Qt libraries, version 4 to be specific. It’s not mature enough for an official release, though if you’d like to have a look at it you can obtain the sources using svn like this:

svn co http://qtmpc.lowblog.nl/svn qtmpc

What works or should work? Here we go:

  • Handle playback (play, pause, stop, previous, next)
  • Adjust volume
  • View current playlist
  • Remove item(s) from playlist
  • Start playing a specific song from playlist (by double-clicking)
  • Displays information about song being played and highlights it in playlist

The most important thing which isn’t available yet is obviously being able to browse through the music library and add songs, albums etc. to the playlist. I hope to get that to work by tomorrow. By then rullzer also should be able to do some work.

P.S. If you decide to try it, make sure to adjust the hostname and possibly port to represent the hostname of your mpd host. This can be changed in main_window.cpp A configuration dialog is in the works… ;)

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