Chapter 1. Introduction

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MPD (Music Player Daemon) is, as the name suggests, a server software allowing you to remotely play your music, handle playlists, deliver music (HTTP streams with various sub-protocols) and organize playlists.

It has been written with minimal resource usage and stability in mind! Infact, it runs fine on a Pentium 75, allowing you to use your cheap old PC to create a stereo system!

MPD supports also gapless playback, buffered audio output, and crossfading!

The separate client and server design allows users to choose a user interface that best suites their tastes independently of the underlying daemon, which actually plays music!