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:

And, next to these mpd-based players, support for Kodi is in the works for a release in the near future.

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?

Album cover art can be retrieved via a http-based connection. The exact settings can be entered per player. For selected player types correct settings will be automatically applied.

When you have an active subscription to Rigelian, a lookup from Gracenote will be performed in case local art isn’t found.

Does Rigelian support streaming from cloud services?

Cloud services are not supported so far, but are likely to be supported to some extent in the future.

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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