Music Player Daemon (MPD) allows remote access for playing music (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, Mod, and wave files) and managing playlists. MPD is designed for integrating a computer into a stereo system that provides control for music playback over a local network. It’s a great solution to link a headless computer system to your audio installation.
The iPad makes for an ideal companion to MPD with the introduction of MPaD. An intuitive and great looking interface makes it very easy to browse through a large collection of songs, and find the album or song that you want to hear.
MPaD can also be used with a variety of standard players, like Bryston BDP-1, Vortexbox, AudioGlu, AudioAanZee Premium Flow and Ultra Flow.
MPaD is available from the AppStore for $2.99 / €2.39. MPoD (which can also be used on an iPad) is and will remain free.
The following features are available from MPaD:
- Connects to your MPD server over TCP/IP.
- Automatically find MPD servers that make themselves know via Bonjour/Zeroconf.
- Supports the use of a password for making a connection to the server.
- Store multiple connection profiles.
- Fast application startup.
- Cover art from Discogs, Amazon or local http server.
- Volume control.
- Move to previous, next song.
- Move to any song in active playlist.
- Edit the active playlist (move tracks, delete tracks).
- Seek in song.
- Toggle random, repeat, repeat one track.
- List of artists with drilldown to albums and songs.
- Option to hide artists that only appear on compilation albums.
- List of albums with drilldown to songs.
- Option to group songs into albums based on server directory.
- List of songs, which also displays artist and album for each song.
- All lists are searchable.
- List of all playlists.
- Save the active playlist into a saved playlist.
- Different options to add tracks to the playlist: play now, play next, play only, append to playlist.
- Support for last.fm.
- Full screen mode with large cover art introduced with version 2.0.
- Full iOS7 compatibility introduced with version 2.1.
Check-out a 2-minute screencast that shows MPaD in action, or have a look at some screenshots below: