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UPDATE 2018-04-27: Of course not even a week after I posted this, I've made yet another tweak -- see the Bonus section at the end of the entry for more details.
I figured it was time for a follow-up to my previous entries on MPD that describes the current state of my setup with all of its evolutions. Here we go!
UPDATE: be sure to check out my updated entry on MPD!
I recently grabbed a bluetooth speaker, intending to mostly use it with my phone, but I quickly found myself wanting to play my laptop's MPD through it. Today I'll describe how I got it going - and In the process we'll also resolve some issues with the setup described in my other MPD post. The process was pretty straight forward but it didn't just work so I figured I would talk about it a bit here.
UPDATE! Check out my other post on MPD to see how some of the flaws of the setup described here are resolved!
Recently, out of a desire to use less memory while listening to music, I've been exploring different ways of listening to music under GNU/Linux. There's a wealth of GUI-based as well as terminal-based music playing itrfaces out there, and I've never really been a fan of most of them. Terminal-based players never appealed to me; I'm not someone who needs to do everything in the terminal and find it limiting for some things.
For a few years now, I've been using (and still really like) Clementine, but the size of my collection (more than 10,000 tracks) causes it to use quite a bit of memory. This becomes a problem when I'm doing other things that are also memory-hungry (virtual machines, games, most anything java) and I start swapping. But what are the options if you want something minimal?
In this (long) post I'll talk about using MPD for local listening enjoyment!