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Sonata is an elegant GTK+ music client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD).

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

Developed by Scott Horowitz, Tuukka Hastrup & Stephen Boyd

- Expanded and collapsed views
- Automatic remote and local album art
- Library browsing by folders, or by genre/artist/album
- User-configurable columns
- Automatic fetching of lyrics
- Playlist and stream support
- Support for editing song tags
- Drag and drop to copy files
- Popup notification
- Library and playlist searching, filter as you type
- Audioscrobbler ( 1.2 support
- Multiple MPD profiles
- Keyboard friendly
- Support for multimedia keys
- Commandline control
- Available in 24 languages


12 years ago

Thank you!

From the screenshots, I figured I wouldn't like this. The rating gave me the push to try it though, and I'm glad it did! It actually might finally end my music player (well, specifically, MPD client) hopping. Everything I want and nothing more or less, with one exception.

The one very minor thing bothering me about it: when looking in the library, clicking on a song adds it to the queue instead of playing it. It would be nice to be able to configure what the mouse does in that respect. A switch to either add to queue or replace "current" with what's in view on the 'library' window and play the one double clicked. Or even just 'play the clicked song' would be nice. I figure different people prefer it different ways, and it shouldn't be too difficult to allow it both ways.

In any case, even if this idea is disagreeable, thank you! This is great. I have a feeling it is going to last much longer for me than other players. :)


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