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madman is a music manager application in the vein of Apple's iTunes and its many clones. It serves as a tag editor, a media library, and a CD burning frontend, and is extensible through plugin scripts. Dynamic playlists and powerful search features allow you to listen to better music all the time.

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Recent releases

  •  20 May 2004 17:51

    Release Notes: A flexible AutoDJ, a built-in Web server including a Web service API, and system tray support were added. The build system was changed from automake to SCons. Automatic "intelligent" tag guessing was implemented. This release has new artwork as well as an overhauled UI. Over 100 smaller fixes and improvements were made.

    •  22 Mar 2004 05:29

      Release Notes: The AutoDJ was completely redone, with great benefit. Broken tags and filenames are now treated much more gracefully. An autotagging feature was added. A passive popup announces song changes. Search was sped up considerably. A new SCons-based build system was implemented. Several bugs were fixed and many smaller improvements made.

      •  30 Sep 2003 03:55

        Release Notes: An HTTP server was added, used by a scripting/remote control interface and a Web frontend that has streaming and search capabilities. The HTTP server can run standalone. A customizable "Auto DJ" command was added for vastly improved generation of random playlists. Player control is now possible from within the UI. Many other fixes (Unicode cleanliness, exception handling, UI) were integrated.

        •  11 Jul 2003 19:14

          Release Notes: A few compilation issues have been fixed.

          •  27 Jun 2003 21:29

            Release Notes: This release adds fuzzy search, plugins (for CD burning), a separate preferences dialog, and play history collection. Each song now has a "Performer" field as well as play statistics and can be rated on a scale of 0 to 5 stars. Easy mass tagging was implemented. A configurable number of backups will be kept of a database. The build process now uses autotools. Searches were made asynchronous for much faster response times. Startup time was dramatically reduced.


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