Title says it all. After a recent LAN party, my MP3 collection has gone from about 11,000 songs or so to almost 17,000 songs. I use mpd for music, because I like the fact that it plays without needing a client open. I use two clients for it... the first, mpc, is for shortcuts on one of my desklet bars. That works fine. The second that I have been using is Glurp. I like it, it's simple, relatively fast, and it doesn't have any dependancies on stuff that I have no intention of ever installing on my laptop, like KDE or Gnome.
The thing is... with over 16,000 songs in the playlist (on random), Glurp crashes. mpc is a little slow on loading the playlist, but everything else (play/pause, fast forward, previous) works fine. Glurp is crashing long before the 120-second timeout that I've set in the config.
Anyway... rather than try to troubleshoot Glurp, I'm just going to ask for suggestions on what mpd clients people are using. I'm going to have to report it as a bug to the Glurp people, as I think it's a variable size thing. Meanwhile, what is everybody else using?
.... and no, I'm not going to consider switching to another music player, unless it also runs as a daemon without needing a client open to play.