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We've covered some MPD desktop clients on more than one occasion, but I have just stumbled upon a great MPD interface for iPod / iPhone called MPoD and I had to share it with you.

In case you don't know MPD, or Music Player Daemon is a command line tools for playing music which allows you to access your music remotely.

MPoD is a client for MPD, allowing you to play the music from your PC, directly on your iPod or iPhone.

Screenshots:

MPoDMPoD iphone


MPoD features:

  • Connects to your MPD server over TCP/IP.
  • Supports the use of a password for making a connection to the server.
  • Store multiple connection profiles.
  • Application startup in 3-4 seconds.
  • Now playing screen shows active playlist and playing song.
  • Cover art in now playing view.
  • Volume control.
  • Move to previous, next song.
  • Move to any song in active playlist.
  • Seek in song.
  • Toggle random, repeat.
  • Stream mp3 directly to iPhone via icecast server or mpd (v0.15).
  • Play random album or random songs by shaking your iPhone.
  • 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.
  • Choice between ‘add to active playlist’ or ‘replace active playlist’.

MPoD is available free of charge from the AppStore. Unfortunately, I cannot offer you a full review because I do not own an iPhone or iPod.


If you need help setting up MPD, see our previous posts:

MPD + Sonata = Powerful Audio Player For Linux
Gnome Music Player Client (GMPC) + MPD - Just WOW

For more info, visit MPoD page.
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