What is dacapo and for whom it is designed?
In short: dacapo is a small, lightweight
Open Source music-player under
which displays high-quality coverarts, images and lyrics as a special feature.
The project is hosted at SourceForge, where it can also be .
It is intended for people who maintain their digital music collection with a lot of love and work,
and who enjoy it when playing the songs to get displayed (in full-screen mode) the coverart and other images,
and even the lyrics to read along in sync.
is supported as the preferred format, although other formats can be played.
What dacapo is not?
It is not a music management and cherishes no claim to be a comfortable and convenient
everything playing media player. Playlists must be present, this can be done by
excellent programs such as Quod Libet,
or MP3Tag on Windows.
With these programs, the metadata can be maintained, too.
It will not search pictures from the Internet, nor the lyrics.
Who wants to have synchronous lyrics, has to synchronize them (or get synchronized lyrics).
In order to obtain useful images for full-screen mode, you have to try yourself anyway.
Replay Gain is supported
Gapless Playback is supported (important during live music or transitions)
can be displayed, which is stored in the Audio files - freely configurable
All images (what is stored in the audio files) can be shown, e.g. as slideshow
Lyrics can be displayed as an additional image
Synchronized Lyrics can be displayed
Command line and graphical call possible
Runs on Linux
Runs on "small" computers (800 MHz with 1 GB RAM)
Is freely configurable
Plays (currently) FLAC, Ogg-Vorbis, WMA and MP3
Multilingual (Translator welcome)
Full-screen- and Window-modus