Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum requirements to use Rigelian?

To use Rigelian, you need an iPhone or iPad running iOS 10.3 or higher.

Which types of players are supported?

Any player based on mpd version 0.19 or higher will be supported. For certain specific distributions or players the player type may be automatically detected, and settings automatically configured.
Currently supported for automatic detection are:

Also supported are players that run Kodi:

What is mpd?

Mpd is short for music player daemon, a Linux based open source music player. It can be installed on your own hardware, and is also used in a number of commercial network players, mostly high-end.
Mpd combines very well with a Raspberry Pi to create a network music player at a fairly low price. Various standard distributions based on mpd are available to get your started easily, like Volumio and Rune Audio.

For more info about mpd, see

Does Rigelian support album cover art?

The quality of the cover art depends on the type of player you have. For Bryston, Volumio, moOde, Rune Audio and Kodi cover art settings are automatically configured. On other mpd based players cover art can be retrieved either directly from mpd (if that is at least at version 0.21) of via a http-based connection. The exact settings can be entered per player.

In case cover art can’t be found on the player, Rigelian will look for cover art on Discogs and MusicBrainz. Unfortunately the quality of the cover art is not very consistent on these services.

Subscribers can use the cover art assistant to diagnose how cover art is retrieved. It also provided the option to enable / disable sources for cover art.

Does Rigelian support streaming from cloud services?

Subscribers can browse through radio stations provided by Shoutcast. Support for other cloud services like Tidal and Qobuz is not available as there is no consistent way in which this is supported by mpd.

Why does Rigelian use a subscription model?

To support the continued development of Rigelian, which includes staying up-to-date with future developments on mpd and iOS.

Will there be an Android version of Rigelian?


Why is Rigelian called Rigelian?

Rigelian is named after the ‘Rigelian Empire’ from the Nintendo Fire Emblem game.

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