Posted: July 7th, 2007 | Tags: | 15 Comments »

MythMPD is a simple MPD client for MythTV. It shows the current playing song and the playlist and allows for the basic controls. It cannot (yet?) add to or edit the playlist.

I wrote this because a) I wanted it and b) other people seem to want it. I don’t really know much C, so it was a learning experience and is most likely shitty code. But, hey, it works.

I use MythTV at home, not so much to watch (dodgy Spanish) TV, but as a home media centre to watch DVDs and downloads, listen to music, etc in the sal√≥n. The existing MythMusic module is not so hot and the ecowarrier in me doesn’t like having the TV on all the time just to change music. To that end, I started using MPD to listen to and change music from the powerbook. However, I missed being able to use the remote control to pause and change volume, so MythMPD was born. I can now blindly use the remote to control the music in the living room, resorting to another mpd client when I need to add more music to the playlist.

Update: moved source to github.