Beets is a media library management system designed for obsessive-compulsive music geeks. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. It also downloads cover art for albums it imports. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music. Beets also includes a music player that speaks the MPD protocol, so you can play music in your beets library using any MPD client.
Scenic is a free software suite for streaming audio, video, and MIDI between live events. It was created at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) to give artists a powerful tool for telepresence in live arts contexts, and new media installations. The streaming is done over RTP with the GStreamer multimedia framework. Users can also choose low-bandwidth or high-quality codecs, depending on what is available on their system. It offers up to as many audio channels as your audio device supports. It consists of a desktop application and several command-line utilities: scenic (a Desktop application to stream audio, video, and MIDI over RTP); milhouse (streams audio and video over RTP); midistream (streams MIDI notes and controls over RTP); dc-ctl (controls connected DC IEEE 1394 cameras); firereset (resets an IEEE 1394 bus to help in case of problems); and jack-info (prints information about running JACK servers).
Peyote is an audio player with a friendly MC-like interface. It is designed specifically to work easily with cue sheets. It plays wv (wavepack), WAV, FLAC, APE, Ogg, WMA, and MP3 formats. It supports ID3v2, APEv2, FLAC, and Vorbis tags; multiple playlists; and tabs. It can copy, move, remove, and rename files.
Pimp is a highly interactive and programmable music player. It can be controlled with an mpd client or via a Python interpreter. Files can be played directly, and file paths are recorded in a database. Files are identified by a "fingerprint" which allows the user to identify an audio file despite file moving and tag modification. Pimp aims to be a player framework with a really small core. All features are implemented in extensions. For example, a lot of player events such as play, seek, and pause are logged in the database.