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Questions tagged [mpd]

For questions about Music Player Daemon (mpd), an audio server on Unix-type systems.

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MPD — some songs are not seekable

When I try to seek ahead in certain songs the position is reset to zero and the song starts from the beginning. The problem appears in both ncmpcpp and mpc, the latter shows song duration being 0:00. ...
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How do I restart Mpd properly with Supervisor?

I set up Mpd with Supervisor as shown below. I can start Mpd no problem, but I can not stop it or restart it. When I issue "stop mpd" it says it stopped the process but Mpd still runs as is, I can see ...
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Multiple audio sources to single ALSA device on different bit rates

I am building a audio streamer based on linux for high quality audio. I have several applications that i want to be able to have acces to the audio device at the same time. (like shairport-sync, roon ...
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How to use playerctl with mpd to control music with the media keys for mpd and other players

I used to have my media keys bound to prev/next/pause with i3 like so bindsym XF86AudioPrev exec --no-startup-id mpc prev But I wanted to also use other players so I set it to bindsym ...
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How to create cover art for albums that are missing cover.jpg?

I have a bit of mixed bag music folders going on. Some have folder.jpg, some have cover.jpg and some do not have any album art in them but the songs have album art embed in the audio format. And some ...
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Download all .m4s files of a mpeg dash stream

When I open this page I can see in Firefox Web Developer Tools / "Network" tab that the page loads files with .mpd extension. And then every few seconds it loads a file/stream with .m4s extension ...
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Search all tags in an mpd library

I'm interested in using MPD as my main music playing application, but I really want to be able to search by record label/music publisher (TPUB for mp3 or ORGANIZATION for flac/ogg). does mpd support ...
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mpd can only use alsa sound device if run as root - how can I run it als non-root

I try to run mpd on fedora 23 using alsa (pulseaudio removed). However, when running mpd as user "mpd", I get alsa_output: Error opening default ALSA device: Permission denied So I ran it as user ...
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Running mpd with local config on Linux Mint

I'm trying to set the mpd daemon to run as the local logged on user under Linux Mint (Cinnamon). I have set the following folder structure: $ cp /usr/share/doc/mpd/mpdconf.example ~/.config/mpd/mpd....
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Loading an .exe with .txt information

I have the Music Player Daemon version for Windows, running together with ncmpcpp through Cygwin. Since just opening the MPD executable it won't recognize my libraries, etc, I have setup some lines of ...
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MPD - Hosting a server then playing music from a web client

I have a computer at home which runs mpd, and I have a client on that computer (locally) that can play music to my headphones. I want to be able to use a web client to access my mpd server, and then ...
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Bad mpd audio playback with fifo enabled

I am using Music Player Daemon (mpd) with ncmpcpp on OS X. ncmpcpp has a feature, the music visualizer, that draws a realtime wave/spectrum of the music you are currently playing. In order to use ...
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MPD fails to load music

I installed MPD on my raspberry running pidora. I compiled it myself, so there might be a problem with that. I configured mpd as it is written in the normal wiki pages: Here is my .mpdconf ...
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Running mpd on Ubuntu

I installed mpd, mpc and ncpmcpp using apt get-install. I am unable to start mpd properly. (I have copied the entire config file at the bottom of the question.) r@r-HP-Mini-110:~$ sudo mpd listen: ...
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Tell mplayer to keep listening to audio stream that pauses

I am using mplayer to stream audio coming from an MPD instance that is configured to output via HTTP: mplayer http://<stream-URL>:<port> The stream is controlled by an MPD client (...
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Converting iTunes m3u file to be readable by mpd (special characters and encoding issue)

I have generated a iTunes m3u file because it is easier to create specific playlist (with intelligent playlists). It needed a little conversion to replace ^M characters to newline, but now I have ...
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View video on Screen while listen audio in android

Is it possible to stream all pc audio throug mpd, raop, UPnP or something like? I want to play video on a big screen far from where I'm sitting and be able to hear the audio Streamed trough my phone.
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ncmpcpp: playlist + library layout

I'm trying to replicate this ncmpcpp configuration found on ArchLinux BBS. It features a double-paned playlist window: on the left it shows a classic playlist, on the right there is a file browser (...
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only .m4a files are able to be played with MPD 0.17 on os x snow leopard

I set up an MPD server on my iMac with Snow Leopard and the database displays my music collection correctly but in MPDroid and Theremin I am only able to select the .m4a files. I can see /mp3 files ...
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MPD fails to start the next song

I am running Arch Linux (e17) on x86_64; with mpd 0.17.3 and ALSA 10.0.26. One update ~three months ago mpd started acting strange. It would not start playing the next song, and it would appear as if ...
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MPD Installation on Centos 6.3

I am in the process of migrating from Ubuntu Server over to CentOS. While I can easily configure MPD as a system wide service on Ubuntu, I am having difficulty with CentOS. Can anyone recommend a ...
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How to address an alsa “mixer_device” in mpd config for a second sound card?

I run mpd on a system with a built in sound card and a second card that I plugged in via USB. Adressing the second sound card in the mpd.conf was easy: change: device "hw:0:0" to device "hw:1" ...
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How do I play a particular playlist with mpc?

I am using mpd with mpc for all my music needs. Now, what I want to ask is how to load/play songs from a particular playlist in mpc/mpd so that it only plays those song. For example, I created a ...
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NCMPCPP Backend For Windows (or how to setup MPD on Windows)?

I run Kubuntu(x64)+tmux at work and a Windows 7 x64 machine at home. I would really like to run ncmpcpp at work in a tmux window that connects to my Windows machine at home. I can port forward and I ...
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Is MPD right for remote streaming in this scenario?

I have an always-on Linux (Ubuntu) server at home, on which I could store all my music (I just have to move it from my desktop). What I want to achieve is to be able to listen to my music from work, ...
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Forwarding Specific Ports through SSH Reverse Tunnels

So unfortunately I live in a place that will not let me have a static IP, so I have been setting up access to my home computer via reverse SSH tunnels that run on an micro amazon ec2 instance. I have ...
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Using pulseaudio with mpd: libpulse not found

I'm trying to build and install mpd to work with pulse audio, so I'm running: ./configure --enable-pulse but the last lines read - checking for PULSE... no configure: error: PulseAudio output ...
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MPD Interface that supports voting?

I'm looking for a web interface other that ampache that can stream to mpd and allows users to vote on what they want to hear. Any suggestions on how to do this?
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How can I pipe output from my local sound card to MPD?

I would like to "Pipe" the output of my local sound card to MPD on a networked music server. Anyone have any suggestions how to go about this? I'm thinking maybe i can make a live MP3 stream? maybe ...
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What configuration options do I need for mpd to get it working with Alsa? (Linux)

I just got rid of pulseaudio because it breaks in so many different situations. I've switched to Alsa, and all of my sound is working except in mpd. It seems like I have to set audio_output in /etc/...
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Getting sound to play from the speakers on a Headless 9.04 Ubuntu Serve

I have this Ubuntu Server running in my room and i wanted to use it as an alarm clock, so i decided to make a C++ program for it (i know i could've used cron but meh). The problem is the fact that i ...
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Start init script only once network interface is up

I have a headless media server using mpd running on gentoo. Mpd is configured to start at boot (and I don't have the rc scripts running in parallel either), but unfortunately mpd won't start if it can'...
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Are there any Linux MPD (music player daemon) player alternatives for a network music server / player [closed]

Are there any reasonable alternatives to MPD (music player daemon) as a remotely controlled music player? It should be controllable over the network and not require X server to run.