Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

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Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by tokenbrit » 2019-08-11 00:19

It has been a while... Has anyone tried:

Debian (10) Buster over (9) Stretch?
  • Buster is the current stable distribution
  • Stretch is now oldstable...

MPD 0.21.x over 0.20.21 or .23?
  • 0.21.5-3 is available with Buster
  • 0.21.11-1 can be installed from the Sid (unstable) repository
  • 0.21.12 & .13 released from musicpd.org
Curious whether anyone has found a musical upgrade with recent operating system or package distributions?

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by fatjulio » 2019-08-11 05:28

I recently went from mpd 0.21.5 to 0.21.11 and found it to be an improvement in sound and musicality. In the release notes there are some Alsa fixes for that version which might have helped. I can now play wav files where I couldn't on previous 0.21.xx versions. I haven't tried the 2 later versions. Before that I was on mpd 0.20.21, which was the best of that series. This is all on Stretch.

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by tokenbrit » 2019-08-11 19:05

Thanks. MPD updated to 0.21.11-1 courtesy of Sid.
Still on Stretch here too - just updated to 9.9 from 9.6

Has anyone tried Buster?

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upmpdcli: latest version?

Post by tokenbrit » 2019-08-16 01:02

MPD 0.21.11-1 is a good 'un!

Checking versions, my Hakai is on upmpdcli 1.4.0-2. Despite lesbonscomptes reporting the release 1.4.2 as the latest, running update followed by either upgrade or install upmpdcli doesn't result in a later version than 1.4.0-2 being installed... assuming the apt-cache policy info is accurate.
Is anyone running a later version on Debian Stretch?
Do I need to re-import the repository key? The links are correct in the upmpdcli.list sources file, or at least they were when originally installing upmpdcli earlier this year.
It works well as is, so I should probably leave well alone, but there's a potentially useful playlist fix in 1.4.2...

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by fatjulio » 2019-08-16 02:13

I'm running upmpdcli 1.3.8. I tried the 1.4 versions but thought it was a step back, so went back to 1.3.8. I could be wrong though.

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by tokenbrit » 2019-08-16 03:16

Thanks, that's interesting. I didn't think to check beforehand but, depending on exactly when I built/finished building the Hakai, it may have been 'last days' of 1.3.8 or first of 1.4.0...
There are some potentially handy(?) fixes in 1.4.0, and a dependency on libupnpp 0.17 making upmpdcli incompatible with 0.16. I wouldn't know how to revert to 1.3.8 and resolve the upnp lib version dependency, if necessary, let alone begin to guess how a front-end for MPD affects the musicality :)
All I can say is that MPD 0.21.11-1 & upmpdcli 1.4.0-2 sounds good here ... surprisingly good ... as in even making Nickelback sound good good :D

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by fatjulio » 2019-08-16 04:14

Yes, I've really been enjoying the new mpd version too. The way I went back with upmpdcli was to get the source and compile, the same way as with mpd.

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by tokenbrit » 2019-08-16 15:23

Did you revert to libupnpp 0.16 at the same time as rolling back to upmpdcli 1.3.8, or is that still on 0.17 (or higher)?

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by fatjulio » 2019-08-16 22:23

Yes, I had to. That was part of the source to complie too.

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by tokenbrit » 2019-08-17 22:26

Thanks 'julio. I'm going to go with the maxim: "if it ain't broke don't fix it", and stick with 1.4.0-2. My Hakai sounds good enough that the missus sat there listening & singing along - always a good sign, if not a good sound ;) I put on Pink Floyd DSotM, Time to signal time's up on the listening session, but she didn't take the hint; wanted me to show her the Money :D

Too much of a faff to purge upmpdcli and compile 1.3.8 from source, and bad memories from my days as a developer: my code always worked fine until I compiled it :)

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by fatjulio » 2019-08-18 06:31

I just tried out mpd 0.21.13. Nah. It's a bit more hifi, less musical. Not by much, but stay on 0.21.11.
I also had a go at upmpdcli 1.4.2. It's very close to 1.3.8, but I prefer 1.3.8. It's very minor though.

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Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Post by tokenbrit » 2019-08-18 12:22

Thanks for letting me know.

All this is not much different to picking 'best' DS firmware from Linn...

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