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mpc is described as 'A minimalist command line interface to MPD' and is a Audio Player in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to mpc for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mpc are Exaile, Qmmp, Cantata and ncmpcpp.

mpc alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Music Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of mpc.
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A minimalist command line interface to MPD.

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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

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    279 alternatives to VLC Media Player 

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

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    1.  LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of VLC Media Player.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    6.  Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
    9.  DecentralizedVLC Media Player is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    VLC is a standalone media player, mpc is "just" a remote control for mpd

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    Exaile

    • Windows
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    • Xfce
    139 alternatives to Exaile 

    Exaile is a cross-platform music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and is easily extensible via plugins. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, streaming Internet radio...

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    Qmmp

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    • Xfce
    92 alternatives to Qmmp 

    Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to Winamp or xmms.

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    Cantata

    • Windows
    • Linux
    52 alternatives to Cantata 

    A graphical (Qt5) client for MPD.

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    Discontinued

    As stated in README, The software's development has ceased and the repository has been archived on March 2, 2022. https://github.com/CDrummond/cantata

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    ncmpcpp

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    13 alternatives to ncmpcpp 

    Ncurses Music Player Client (Plus Plus) Music player for the command line requiring mpd, the Music Player Daemon.

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    1.  Command line interfacencmpcpp either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Pretty Good Music Player

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    269 alternatives to Pretty Good Music Player 

    Tired of music players that take forever to start up because they're loading ads or trying to download stuff? Of music players that ignore Bluetooth controls, or stop responding after a few minutes? I was too, so I wrote this app!

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    1.  Music LooperPretty Good Music Player supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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    Not maintained since April 1st, 2017.

  7. ncmpc

    • Linux
    • Xfce
    25 alternatives to ncmpc 

    ncmpc is a fully featured MPD client, which runs in a terminal (using ncurses). Its goal is to provide a keyboard oriented and consistent interface to MPD, without wasting resources.

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    Mopidy

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    15 alternatives to Mopidy 

    Mopidy is a music server which can play music from Spotify , or from your local hard drive. You can use your favorite MPD client to search for music and manage the playlist.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMopidy can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Herrie

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    17 alternatives to Herrie 

    Herrie is a minimalistic music player that uses the command line. It is written to support a variety of operating systems, audio subsystems and file formats, including playlists. Herrie has a split-screen user interface, with a playlist at the top of the screen and a file...

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    1.  Command line interfaceHerrie either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    vitunes

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    14 alternatives to vitunes 

    vitunes is a curses-based music player and playlist manager for *nix whose goals are: 1. a minimalistic appearance, 2. strong vi-like bindings, and 3. quick playlist creation/management. vitunes does not strive to be a feature-rich media player, but rather a quick, vi-like media...

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    1.  Command line interfacevitunes either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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