Applications to control AudioGlu

iPad

MPaD sets the standard for all of the control apps and is the only one that is not free. The price at writing is £1.99, we thoroughly recommend this app and believe it's worth buying an iPad just for this! Along with all of the other functionality this app supports zeroconf which means it automatically discovers the AudioGlu player for you.

MPaD screenshots
MPaD at iTunes
MPaD home page

iPod

MPoD is a version of MPaD for small screens, it's free and is therefore worth trying out if you have an iPod or iPhone. This app will also automatically discover the AudioGlu server.

MPoD at iTunes
MPoD home page

Android

MPDroid is a great android client that works very well, I use this as an alternative to MPaD when I simply want to remote control existing playlists.

MPDroid at Google Play

Microsoft Windows

Gnome Music Player Client (GMPC) is the stalwart controller for the PC, it looks good and can also do cool stuff like download lyrics for you to sing along with your favourite tracks! Find it here: GMPC

You can also stream music to Windows Media Player from AudioGlu. Unfortunately it doesn't natively support FLAC so you will have to download a plugin. One of the more popular ones seems to be at xiph.org and I have provided the link here: XIPH

However this doesn't work if you are playing using AudioGlu DLNA and we currently do not have a fix for this. The reason is possibly because the DLNA standard does not explicitly support FLAC, although most DLNA devices do nowadays. Instead of using DLNA, you can find the AudioGlu server under 'Network" in "My Computer" and play the files directly from the folder called music.

If you want to use DLNA to play music in Windows then the simplest option is to install VLC which you can find here: VLC Player

Linux

See Gnome Music Player Client above. You should be able to download this using your package manager. Be sure to also install the gmpc-plugins package as this enables the cover art and lyrics.

Multi Room - UPnP / DLNA / Sonos

AudioGlu is primarily an MPD music player system, however we have included a basic UPnP / DLNA server for some extra flexibility. Please note though, that the UPnP / DLNA server does not perform any transcoding at all so if your renderer, such as av-receiver, blu-ray player or TV, does not recognise the format of the file then it won't work.

You can get good audio results using a blu-ray player plugged into a DAC controlled via an app such as the excellent Kinsky by Linn. This type of setup can provide an inexpensive multi room Hi-Fi system. You don't always get all of the functionality Kinsky has to offer, but the app is free and is available across many platforms.

We have also tested the unit with Sonos connect and Kinsky which works very well, including the ability to proceed to the next track when the current track has finished. This sounds like an obvious requirement but Kinsky does not always advance to the next track with certain rendering equipment. This may be due to the renderer's lack of support for the OpenHome standard.

Alternatively, AudioGlu provides Windows compatible network shared folders that can be accessed by Sonos in the normal manner. This can be configured easily via one of the Sonos control apps for your device.

Linn Kinsky at iTunes
Linn Kinsky at Google Play
Linn download page