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edward-p and PromyLOPh Implement audio buffering
Prevent stuttering on low-power devices like Android phones by moving
playback to its own thread and decoupling it from decoding through a
reasonably sized buffer.

Fixes #665.
Latest commit bbbdd99 Sep 15, 2018


pianobar is a console client for the personalized web radio Pandora.


  • Play and manage (create, add more music, delete, rename, ...) your stations.
  • Rate played songs and let pandora explain why they have been selected.
  • Show upcoming songs/song history.
  • Configure keybindings.
  • scrobbling support (external application)
  • Proxy support for listeners outside the USA.

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There are community provided packages available for most Linux distributions (see your distribution’s package manager), Mac OS X (MacPorts or homebrew) and *BSD as well as a native Windows port.