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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! 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!