PlayMusic Readme - 0.1.3


MPD is music server designed to allow one music server to be controlled by one or more clients. These clients can be many of a long list, availible on the MPD wiki. This program is a java client, so it is compatible with Linux, Windows, and Mac OS.


No installation is needed. Just run the jar file.


Configuration options can be set on the command line. Run the jar file with the flag "--help" for details.


You can run a search entering it in the search box in the upper right. The search can be as simple as "beatles", but searches also allow both booleans and qualifiers. To do a boolean search, use the C-style "&&" for "and", and "||" for "or". Parenthesies are allowed for grouping, as are exclamation points preceeding terms (or groups) for exclusions. So a search of "(beatles || acdc) && hello" would yield all songs that contained "beatles" or "acdc" and also contained "hello". A search for "!foo" evaluates to everything that doesn't contain "foo".

Qualifiers let you choose which fields to search. The default is to search title, artist, filename, and album. If you want to only search a specific one, do a search as "X:Y":

These two can be combined, so the following search is fine: "b:Beatles || f:Beatles"

Play around with these.


Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Jeff Kaufman

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA. Alternatively, the GPL is available at .