The DaisyDuck project

Welcome on the DaisyDuck project website, a free software for playing digital audio books (Daisy 2.02).

The goal of this project is to provide the playback of online books and the playback of local books (reachable directly on a physical media). The interface is simplified for a quick handling, even for people with an handicap like partially sighted persons.
Intuitive keyboard shortcuts provide an easy way in order to access the functionalities of the application and in order to navigate in the books (by chapter and by paragraph). DaisyDuck saves automatically the position where the playback of a book was interrupted. Then, when this book is reloaded, the start of the playback begins on the last position, without any action of the auditor.


The current release of DaisyDuck is 1.0.3.


These programs are free softwares - you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of their own licenses. The "GNU General Public License" (GNU/GPL) version 3+ and the "GNU Lesser General Public License" (GNU/LGPL) version 2.1+.
They are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the licenses for more details.

Target systems

This software is available for the GNU/Linux and Windows platforms. No version is currently envisaged for the Mac OS X systems. An installer is provided with the Windows version. About GNU/Linux, packages for Debian are available. See the section "Download" of this site.

Project origins

This project was created by a member of the GeeXboX team (which is the reason why the project is hosted on the GeeXboX server), for his "non-military national service (fr)"; and in particular for the auditors of the "Bibliothèque Sonore Romande (fr)" in Lausanne. The online books playback was one of the main goals for this work. Nevertheless the application can be used for playing Daisy 2.02 in their common format.