Sonata 1.6.2.1

Sonata is a lightweight GTK+ music client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD).
Sonata is a lightweight GTK+ music client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD). Sonata aims to be efficient (no toolbar, main menu, or statusbar), user-friendly, and clean.

Sonata is licensed by the GPL and is free software. It has been forked from the Pygmy project in order to fix bugs, introduce new features, and proceed down a different path.

Note for Ubuntu users: You will need to setup or use an a music player daemon service, check musicpd.

Main features:

  • Expanded and collapsed views
  • Automatic remote and local album art
  • User-configurable columns
  • Automatic fetching of lyrics
  • Playlist and stream support
  • Support for editing song tags
  • Popup notification
  • Playlist queue support
  • Library and playlist searching
  • Audioscrobbler (last.fm) support
  • Multiple MPD profiles
  • Keyboard friendly
  • Support for multimedia keys
  • Commandline control

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Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
last updated on:
October 19th, 2009, 6:47 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Scott Horowitz
homepage:
sonata.berlios.de
license type:
GPL v3 
category:
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Audio

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What's New in This Release:
  • Library artwork caching/displaying improvements
  • Lyricwiki screen scraping workaround
  • Replace Amazon.com cover art fetching with Rhapsody.com
  • Bug: Fix library sorting when adding, e.g., albums to playlist
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