Giocoso Version 2 - User Manual

These links take you to the various sections of the User Manual for Giocoso Version 2. This is an obsolete version of the Giocoso music playing software and you are strongly advised to read the Version 3 User Manual (and install the Version 3 program) instead. Version 2 still works, but it is no longer under active development: there'll be no further bug fixes or feature enhancements, for example.

If you are still insistent on using Giocoso Version 2, however, then I'd strongly advise reading the pages linked to below in their entirety, whilst conceding that, if you are in a hurry, at least read sections 4, 5, 6 and 7 (the program display explained, the way Giocoso works with your digital music collection, installation procedures and play modes).


  1. What is Giocoso?
  2. What's New in Version 2.x (compared to Version 1.x)?
  3. Upgrading from Version 1.x
  4. Guide to the Giocoso Program Display
  5. Giocoso's expectations about your music collection
  6. Installing Giocoso...
    1. ...on Linux
    2. ...on Windows 10
    3. ...on Windows 11
    4. ...on macOS
    5. ...on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)
    6. ...on Raspberry Pi (Manjaro)
    7. ...on Raspberry Pi (Ubuntu)
  7. Giocoso Play Modes
    1. Using Direct Play Mode
    2. Using Database Play Mode
    3. Autostopping, Skipping
    4. Resuming, Repeating, Terminating
    5. Play and Scan Locks
  8. Interaction with Audio Hardware
  9. Changing Giocoso's Appearance
  10. Displaying Album Artwork
  11. Scrobbling
  12. Filtering and Selecting
  13. Reporting on Plays and Recordings
  14. Playing across a Network
  15. Runtime Parameters
  16. The Persistent Configuration File
  17. The Simplified Menu Interface
  18. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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