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Sonata, an elegant GTK+ client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD)
Copyright 2006-2009 Scott Horowitz <>
Thanks to Andrew Conkling et al, for all their hard work on Pygmy!
Sonata started as a fork of the Pygmy project and is licensed under the GPLv3.
Scott Horowitz <>
Tuukka Hastrup <>
Stephen Boyd <>
(Required) PyGTK 2.12 or newer
(Required) GTK 2.12 or newer
(Required) python-mpd 0.2 or newer
(Required) Python 2.5 or newer
(Required) MPD 0.12 or newer, possibly on another computer
(Optional) Gnome-python-extras for enhanced system tray
(Optional) taglib and tagpy for editing metadata
(Optional) dbus-python for mmkeys, single instance support
(Building) GCC
(Building) python-dev (on some distros)
Sonata can be run from source without installation. Simply
run 'python' as your user.
Run 'python install' as root.
+ Expanded and collapsed views, fullscreen album art mode
+ Automatic remote and local album art
+ Library browsing by folders, or by genre/artist/album
+ User-configurable columns
+ Automatic fetching of lyrics
+ Playlist and stream support
+ Support for editing song tags
+ Drag-and-drop to copy files
+ Popup notification
+ Library and playlist searching, filter as you type
+ Audioscrobbler ( 1.2 support
+ Multiple MPD profiles
+ Keyboard friendly
+ Support for multimedia keys
+ Commandline control
+ Available in 24 languages