It features a client-server model, allowing multiple (even simultaneous!) user
interfaces, both textual and graphical. All common audio formats are supported
using plugins. On top of this, there is a flexible media library to organize
List of features currently offered by XMMS2:
* Allows XMMS2 to have various multiple interfaces (as clients).
o Command line interfaces
o GTK clients (matching GNOME & XFCE4 look and feel)
o KDE clients (matching KDE look and feel)
* Network transparency means you can run and control XMMS2 remotely, (e.g. run XMMS2 on your 'media box' and control it over network using a bluetooth-enabled PDA (TCP))
Wide format support:
* Can play FLAC, mp3, MOD, SID, speex, ogg vorbis, wave files.
* Clean separation of transport and decoder subsystems
Allows for more flexible access to media. (e.g. play mp3 files from a Samba
share without having to mount it on the local filesystem)
Database-driven media library stores metadata about songs as they're played,
so songs can be quickly recalled and new playlists easily made.