pianod2 is a free, multi-source, network-controlled
music player daemon for use as central music server or scriptable
backend. It is published under the MIT license.
- Multiple sources. Mix your Pandora stations with your MP3 collection. Mix that all up with your mates’ collections. When listening, choose a single source or let the media manager integrate playlists from multiple sources (different users, accounts, or music services) into one big happy pile of music. Spotify and DLNA (network media servers) are future goals.
- Remote-control. Start, stop, choose or rate music from any modern web browser.
- Shuffle mode. Mix by songs, playlist, album or artist, and queue up selections from your local collection.
- Multi-user. Share control with your family, roommates or visitors—but pianod tracks ownership, allowing only the right person to revise each collection.
- Automatic playlist selection. Each person
rates playlists, and
pianodadjusts the mix based on who is listening.
- Multiple output zones. Different music in different zones for home automation scenarios.
- Scriptable. Use the included
pianoscript to control playback,
runmixto set up a sequence of timed playlists, or write your own and interface via the socket interface (line-oriented or websockets, plain-text or TLS secured).
- Flexible. Build with your choice of 3 media libraries, 3¾ output libraries, 4 TLS packages and 3 sources.
- Media substitutions. Save bandwidth by substituting streaming media with matching local media.
- Stable (r241): Download latest • Raspbian Jessie install script• View all
- Development versions: View all • Recent changes (SVN logs)
2016–12–04: We’re trying yet another hosting company, and the mailing list is believed functional again. Existing users have been moved over, but you may need to reset settings such as digest mode. If you spot other trouble please send me a message at peretteのbarellaのorg.
2016–10–23: r241 is promoted to stable release. This introduces a smorgasbord of small fixes, adds support for gstreamer, updates the ffmpeg support to the latest API, and drops libav (as compared to r213, released in May). Enjoy!
Three clients are included with
- Standard client. Made for using pianod.
- Console. Made for testing, debugging and nerds, the console provides command line access. Commands entered in one of the inputs (or selected from a list) execute, displaying results in a table.
- Viewer. The console displays album art and information in large, friendly letters. Suitable when you just want people to know what’s playing.
- Translators: Included are English, German, French and Spanish. Translations were done with software; there may be errors or awkward phrasing. If you want to translate for another language, or want to improve existing translations, take a look at the .lang files in the development downloads.
Similar & Related Projects
- pianod, the original version.
- Orchid, a precompiled edition of pianod2 for Mac OS X.
- mpd, the music player daemon
- Pandora’s official clients are available from Pandora.
- pianobar is a terminal-mode Pandora client (and the origin of libpiano). It is interactive, with keystroke commands instead of full statements, but has event support which runs a shell script or whatnot to do scrobbling or other things.
- Elpis is a Windows Pandora client
- Pithos is a Linux Pandora client
- mserv is a similar-style jukebox for local media (and I’ve stolen back my enhanced search algorithm that those guys never integrated into their code base.)