|Lyra - A Java Based Music Player Daemon Front-End
Lyra is a front-end to the
Music Player Daemon (MPD) written in the
Java language for
platform independence. Based loosely on the
Creative Media Source software, this application has the aim to support large
collections of albums and artists.
Another interesting feature about Lyra is the implementation of a local cache of the
music library using SQLite
database. This can lead to decreased load times and permits the application to
implement features the daemon not inherent to the daemon. These features includes but
it not limited to, ratings, smart playlists and tacking user habits.
Lyra as of version 1.0.1 offers integration with the
Last.fm music service.
This integration permits us to extract album and artist information including album
cover art. In addition the
ervice will track what you play on Lyra at use that information to better guide
you for venues, new artists and neighbours in your area.
Lyra has been released under the three-clause
Software Distribution (BSD) license and comes with the complete source tree,
enabling users to build the application. The source code is heavily commented and
includes Javadoc tree for
The following documents are included with the Lyra release and exist as part
of the applications default help system. They are included here now as a
◦ Frequently Asked Questions
A changelog for tracking changes from version to version is found below:
Javadoc is also available for the source code. Follow the link below: