iRATE radio provides users with a powerful new way to find and download free, legal music online. Users rate tracks based on their tastes. The iRATE server then selects other tracks to send to the user from a database of over 50,000 freely downloadable songs by correlating the user's ratings with other users', and finding people with similar tastes. Unlike streaming audio, iRATE saves the tracks to the user's hard drive. This means that playback is smoother, without the typical problems associated with streaming media, such as high bandwidth usage.
GeeXboX is a standalone media player Linux distribution, similar to MoviX. It's a small bootable CD that allows you to play your favorite video (DivX, XviD, H.264, MPEG 1/2, VCD, DVD, OggMedia, Windows Media, RealMedia, etc.) and audio (MP3, Audio CD, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, etc.) files. It also supports networking, and is able to play media from Windows/Samba share, NFS, UPnP A/V Media Servers, RTP/RTSP servers, or SHOUTcast. It supports TV-out, TV tuners, DVB cards, and WiFi cards. It is based on MPlayer, and can be used on any x86, x86_64, or PowerPC computer. It's easy to modify the source to build your own GeeXboX or use an alternative boot method.
Webplayer is a Borges-based, Web browser-controlled MP3 player. Webplayer features a file browser that can load or recursively load from a directory of MP3 files. It also provides simple playlist control and volume control (tested on FreeBSD). Components of Webplayer can be launched into separate windows or used in one big main window. Webplayer incorporates portions of Yoshinori Toki's rmp3.
Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a server that allows remote access for playing music in various formats and managing playlists. It makes a great desktop player with frontend options (Qt, GTK, ncurses, Windows, and Web clients are available). It is also appropriate as a console player that is scriptable, and is especially useful if X is restarted frequently. A set of rapid development tools for clients are being developed and include a C library, Python module, PHP class, Perl module, and Java Class. The goals are to be easy to install and use, to have minimal resource requirements, to be stable and flexible, and easy to interface.
SBAM (Software Based Abled Mixer) is a new approach to computer-based DJing.. This project aims to help DJs concentrate on the important aspects of DJing and to decrease the stress factor. It is intended for the DJs that have no need for beatmixing or other advanced mixing techniques, which means you'll be limited when it comes to creative individual mixing of tracks. Instead, you'll be able to concentrate on finding the right track for the audience.