Ario is a GTK2 client for MPD (Music player daemon).

Ario is a GTK2 client for MPD (Music player daemon). 

The interface used to browse the library is inspired by Rhythmbox but Ario aims to be much lighter and faster. It uses GTK+2, avahi for MPD server detection and curl to download remote files (like cover arts and lyrics). 

Various plugins are provided like audioscrobbler/ submission or multimedia keys support.


Ario 1.5.1 is out
    New features:
        Add a new lyrics provider (Letras)
        3084476 : Add radios
        Patch 3303037 (Justus Winter) : make the timeout property of connections configurable
        3134259 - start with specific profile
    Bug fixes and technical improvements:
        Remove deprecated lyrics providers
        Patch 3106565 : libnotify 0.7.0 remove some functions (From Sardem FF7)
        Initialize libgcrypt (Patch from Justus Winter)
        Patch 3308493 (Justus Winter) - cosmetic fixes for the connection widget
        Fix bug 3302529 - segfault on opening/playing radiostreams
        Fix bug 3152140 : wrong query to last.fm²
        Fix bug 3082592 : Typo in Playlist Overwrite Warning
        Fix bug 3153227 : Must close the window twice
        Fix bug 3153400 : Sort search results by columns
        Remove calls to deprecated methods (GTK 3 preparation)
        Add new translation: Chinese (Hong Kong)

  • Ubuntu : You can find deb files on sourceforge.
  • Debian : Packages are available in main. You can use apt-get to install Ario.
 To compile Ario you need to install some developement files:
  • gtk+-2.0
  • glib-2.0
  • libglade-2.0
  • libcurl3
  • libavahi
  • libsoup2.2 or 2.4
  • libdbus-glib
  • libnotify (for libnotify plugin)
  • automake, autoconf, intltool
  • For example, on Ubuntu or Debian, you can use the command :

    apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev libglib2.0-dev libglade2-dev libcurl4-dev libavahi-client-dev libavahi-glib-dev libsoup2.4-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libnotify-dev automake autoconf intltool
  • When everything is ready, you can go to ario sources directory and type:
    • ./configure
    • make
    • make install as root (or sudo make install)

Compilation on UNIX systems.

You can get sources from svn using the command :
svn co ario
You can also browse ario sources.

You can compile it using:
make -s

And install it with:

make install

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