Upplay: what's this

upplay is a Qt-based UPnP audio Control Point for Unix/Linux graphical desktops. The main reason for its existence is that I know of no other, and that I was tired of starting a VM or using a tablet to test Upmpdcli.

upplay does not play music, it controls a Media Renderer which may be running on the same host or anywhere else.

upplay was started with code from the Sayonara local player, which saved me a lot of time. It has much less functionality than sayonara, and there is not much in common between them, except for quite many lines of user interface code. Yes I need to change the logo. Very Soon Now.

upplay

upplay is open-source, free and licensed under the GPL. It is written in C++ and depends on the libupnpp library (C++ layer for libupnp, distributed with upmpdcli), the Qt library, the libupnp (1.6) library. As it does not depend on a myriad of packages, or a special environment, it is reasonably simple to install.

Features:

No playlist management, and basically nothing else. Also, as I've not finished trimming the Sayonara code, I'm sure that you will surprise yourself by clicking on some buttons :)

What's the point ? upplay is certainly no match for fancy tablet control points or more sophisticated applications like Kinsky. However, if you are using a Unix desktop, it can be useful to avoid having to fetch a tablet or start a VM.

Installation

There is a short doc here.

Known problems

Given the youth and lack of testing of the application, there are quite certainly many problems, but they are not known yet, I trust that you'll find and report them so that I do the fixing.

News

2014-09-16
Version 0.1.0 gets a web site !

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