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NAME

       mpd.conf - Music Player Daemon configuration file

DESCRIPTION

       mpd.conf is the configuration file for mpd(1).  If not specified on the
       command line, MPD first searches for  it  at  ~/.mpdconf  and  then  in
       /etc/mpd.conf.

       Lines beginning with a "#" character are comments.  All other non-empty
       lines specify parameters and their values.   These  lines  contain  the
       parameter  name  and  parameter  value  (surrounded  by  double quotes)
       separated by whitespace (either tabs or spaces).  For example:

       parameter "value"

       The exception to this rule is the audio_output parameter, which  is  of
       the form:

       audio_output {
               parameter1 "value"
               parameter2 "value"
       }

       Parameters  that  take  a  file  or directory as an argument should use
       absolute paths.

       See  docs/mpdconf.example  in  the  source  tarball  for   an   example
       configuration file.

REQUIRED PARAMETERS

       music_directory <directory>
              This specifies the directory where music is located.

       playlist_directory <directory>
              This specifies the directory where saved playlists are stored.

       db_file <file>
              This specifies where the db file will be stored.

       log_file <file>
              This specifies where the log file should be located.

       error_file <file>
              This specifies where the error file should be located.

OPTIONAL PARAMETERS

       pid_file <file>
              This specifies the file to save mpd’s process ID in.

       state_file <file>
              This  specifies if a state file is used and where it is located.
              The state of mpd  will  be  saved  to  this  file  when  mpd  is
              terminated  by a TERM signal or by the "kill" command.  When mpd
              is restarted, it will read the state file and restore the  state
              of mpd (including the playlist).

       user <username>
              This specifies the user that mpd will run as, if set.

       bind_to_address <ip address or hostname or any>
              This  specifies  which  address  mpd  binds  to  and listens on.
              Multiple  bind_to_address  parameters  may  be  specified.   The
              default is "any", which binds to all available addresses.

       port <port>
              This  specifies  the  port  that mpd listens on.  The default is
              6600.

       log_level <default, secure, or verbose>
              This specifies how  verbose  logs  are.   "default"  is  minimal
              logging,  "secure"  reports  from  what  address a connection is
              opened, and when it is closed, and "verbose"  records  excessive
              amounts  of  information for debugging purposes.  The default is
              "default".

       zeroconf_enabled <yes or no>
              If yes, and MPD has been compiled  with  support  for  Avahi  or
              Bonjour,  service  information  will be published with Zeroconf.
              The default is yes.

       zeroconf_name <name>
              If Zeroconf is enabled, this is the  service  name  to  publish.
              This  name  should  be  unique  to  your local network, but name
              collisions will be properly dealt with.  The default  is  "Music
              Player".

       password <password@permissions>
              This  specifies  a  password  for  access to mpd.  The format is
              "password@permissions" where permissions is  a  comma  delimited
              list  composed  of  "read",  "add",  "control",  and/or "admin".
              "read" allows  for  reading  of  the  database,  displaying  the
              current  playlist,  and current status of mpd.  "add" allows for
              adding songs and loading playlists.  "control"  allows  for  all
              other  player and playlist manipulations.  "admin" allows the db
              to be updated and for the client to kill mpd.  An example  value
              is "somePassword@read,add".  Multiple password parameters may be
              specified.

       default_permissions <permissions>
              This specifies the permissions of a client  that  has  not  been
              authenticated  using  a  password.  The format of permissions is
              specified in the description of the "password" config parameter.
              If    no    passwords    are    specified,    the   default   is
              "read,add,control,admin", otherwise it is "" (no permissions).

       audio_output
              See DESCRIPTION and the various AUDIO OUTPUT PARAMETERS sections
              for   the  format  of  this  parameter.   Multiple  audio_output
              sections may  be  specified.   If  no  audio_output  section  is
              specified, then MPD will scan for a usable audio output.

       audio_output_format <sample_rate:bits:channels>
              This  specifies  the sample rate, bits per sample, and number of
              channels of audio that is sent to each audio output.  Note  that
              audio  outputs  may specify their own audio format which will be
              used for actual output to  the  audio  device.   An  example  is
              "44100:16:2"  for 44100Hz, 16 bits, and 2 channels.  The default
              is to use the audio format of the input file.

       samplerate_converter <integer or prefix>
              This specifies the libsamplerate converter to use.  The supplied
              value  should  either be an integer or a prefix of the name of a
              converter.  The default is "Fastest Sinc Interpolator".

              At the time  of  this  writing,  the  following  converters  are
              available:

              Best Sinc Interpolator (0)

                     Band  limited sinc interpolation, best quality, 97dB SNR,
                     96% BW.

              Medium Sinc Interpolator (1)

                     Band limited sinc  interpolation,  medium  quality,  97dB
                     SNR, 90% BW.

              Fastest Sinc Interpolator (2)

                     Band  limited  sinc interpolation, fastest, 97dB SNR, 80%
                     BW.

              ZOH Interpolator (3)

                     Zero  order  hold  interpolator,  very  fast,  very  poor
                     quality with audible distortions.

              Linear Interpolator (4)

                     Linear interpolator, very fast, poor quality.

              For  an  up-to-date list of available converters, please see the
              libsamplerate     documentation     (available     online     at
              <http://www.mega-nerd.com/SRC/>).

       mixer_type <oss, alsa or software>
              This  specifies which mixer to use.  The default depends on what
              audio output support mpd was built with.

       mixer_device <mixer dev>
              This specifies which mixer to  use.   The  default  for  oss  is
              "/dev/mixer"; the default for alsa is "default".

       mixer_control <mixer ctrl>
              This specifies which mixer control to use (sometimes referred to
              as the "device").  Examples of mixer controls  are  PCM,  Line1,
              Master,  etc.   An  example for OSS is "Pcm", and an example for
              alsa is "PCM".

       replaygain <album or track>
              If specified, mpd will adjust the volume of songs  played  using
              ReplayGain  tags  (see  <http://www.replaygain.org/>).   Setting
              this to "album" will adjust volume using the album’s  ReplayGain
              tags, while setting it to "track" will adjust it using the track
              ReplayGain tags.  Currently only FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Musepack, and
              MP3 (through ID3v2 ReplayGain tags, not APEv2) are supported.

       replaygain_preamp <-15 to 15>
              This  is the gain (in dB) applied to songs with ReplayGain tags.

       volume_normalization <yes or no>
              If yes, mpd will normalize the volume of  songs  as  they  play.
              The default is no.

       audio_buffer_size <size in KiB>
              This  specifies  the size of the audio buffer in kibibytes.  The
              default is 2048, large enough  for  nearly  12  seconds  of  CD-
              quality audio.

       buffer_before_play <0-100%>
              This  specifies  how  much  of the audio buffer should be filled
              before playing a song.  Try increasing this if you hear skipping
              when manually changing songs.  The default is 10%, a little over
              1 second of CD-quality audio with the default buffer size.

       http_buffer_size <size in KiB>
              This specifies the size of the  buffer  used  for  playing  HTTP
              streams.  The default is 128.

       http_prebuffer_size <size in KiB>
              This  specifies  how  much  of an HTTP stream should be buffered
              before beginning playback.  The default is 32.

       http_proxy_host <hostname>
              Use to specify the proxy host used for HTTP connections.

       http_proxy_port <port>
              The port that the HTTP proxy host uses.

       http_proxy_user <username>
              If the HTTP proxy server requires authentication, this specifies
              the username.

       http_proxy_password <password>
              If the HTTP proxy server requires authentication, this specifies
              the password.

       connection_timeout <seconds>
              If a client does not send any new data in this time period,  the
              connection is closed.  The default is 60.

       max_connections <number>
              This  specifies  the  maximum  number  of  clients  that  can be
              connected to mpd.  The default is 5.

       max_playlist_length <number>
              This specifies the maximum number of songs that can  be  in  the
              playlist.  The default is 4096.

       max_command_list_size <size in KiB>
              This  specifies  the  maximum  size  a command list can be.  The
              default is 2048.

       max_output_buffer_size <size in KiB>
              This specifies the maximum  size  of  the  output  buffer  to  a
              client.  The default is 8192.

       filesystem_charset <charset>
              This  specifies  the  character  set used for the filesystem.  A
              list of supported character sets  can  be  obtained  by  running
              "iconv  -l".  The default is determined from the locale when the
              db was originally created.

       id3v1_encoding <charset>
              This specifies the character set which ID3v1  tags  are  encoded
              in.   A  list  of  supported  character  sets can be obtained by
              running "iconv -l".  The default is  to  let  libid3tag  convert
              them  (from  ISO-8859-1,  as  the  standard specifies) and do no
              additional conversion.

       gapless_mp3_playback <yes or no>
              This specifies whether to support gapless playback of MP3s which
              have  the  necessary  headers.  Useful if your MP3s have headers
              with incorrect information.  If you have such MP3s, it is highly
              recommended  that  you  fix  them  using  vbrfix (available from
              <http://www.willwap.co.uk/Programs/vbrfix.php>)    instead    of
              disabling  gapless  MP3  playback.   The  default  is to support
              gapless MP3 playback.

       save_absolute_paths_in_playlists <yes or no>
              This specifies whether  relative  or  absolute  paths  for  song
              filenames  are used when saving playlists.  The default is "no".

       metadata_to_use <tags>
              This specifies the tag types that will be scanned for  and  made
              available  to clients.  Note that you must recreate (not update)
              your database for changes to  this  parameter  to  take  effect.
              Possible  values  are  artist, album, title, track, name, genre,
              date, composer, performer, comment, and disc.  Multiple tags may
              be  specified  as  a  comma separated list.  An example value is
              "artist,album,title,track".  The special  value  "none"  may  be
              used  alone  to disable all metadata.  The default is to use all
              known tag types except for comments.

REQUIRED AUDIO OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       type <type>
              This specifies the audio output type.  See the list of supported
              outputs in mpd --version for possible values.

       name <name>
              This specifies a unique name for the audio output.

OPTIONAL AUDIO OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       format <sample_rate:bits:channels>
              This  specifies  the sample rate, bits per sample, and number of
              channels of audio that is sent to the audio output device.   See
              documentation  for  the  audio_output_format  parameter for more
              details.  The default is to use whatever audio format is  passed
              to the audio output.

OPTIONAL ALSA OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       device <dev>
              This  specifies the device to use for audio output.  The default
              is "default".

       use_mmap <yes or no>
              Setting this allows  you  to  use  memory-mapped  I/O.   Certain
              hardware  setups  may  benefit from this, but most do not.  Most
              users do not need to set  this.   The  default  is  to  not  use
              memory-mapped I/O.

       buffer_time <time in microseconds>
              This   sets   the  length  of  the  hardware  sample  buffer  in
              microseconds.  Increasing it may help  to  reduce  or  eliminate
              skipping  on  certain  setups.  Most users do not need to change
              this.  The default is 500000 microseconds (0.5 seconds).

       period_time <time in microseconds>
              This  sets  the  time  between  hardware  sample  transfers   in
              microseconds.   Increasing  this  can  reduce  CPU  usage  while
              lowering it can  reduce  underrun  errors  on  bandwidth-limited
              devices.  Some users have reported good results with this set to
              50000, but not all devices support values this high.  Most users
              do  not  need  to  change  this.   The  default  is  256000000 /
              sample_rate(kHz), or 5804 microseconds for CD-quality audio.

OPTIONAL OSS OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       device <dev>
              This specifies the device to use for audio output.  The  default
              is "/dev/dsp".

OPTIONAL PULSE OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       server <server list>
              A  space  separated  list  of servers to try to connect to.  See
              <http://www.pulseaudio.org/wiki/ServerStrings> for more details.
              The default is to let PulseAudio choose a server.

       sink <sink>
              The  sink to output to.  The default is to let PulseAudio choose
              a sink.

REQUIRED JACK OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       name <name>
              The client name to use when  connecting  to  JACK.   The  output
              ports  <name>:left and <name>:right will also be created for the
              left and right channels, respectively.

OPTIONAL JACK OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       ports <left_port,right_port>
              This specifies the left and right ports to connect  to  for  the
              left  and  right  channels, respectively.  The default is to let
              JACK choose a pair of ports.

       ringbuffer_size <size in bytes>
              This specifies the size of the ringbuffer in bytes.  The default
              is 32768.

OPTIONAL AO OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       driver <driver>
              This  specifies  the  libao  driver  to  use  for  audio output.
              Possible values depend on what libao drivers are available.  See
              <http://www.xiph.org/ao/doc/drivers.html>   for  information  on
              some commonly used drivers.  Typical values  for  Linux  include
              "oss"  and  "alsa09".   The  default  is "default", which causes
              libao to select an appropriate plugin.

       options <opts>
              This specifies the options to use for the selected libao driver.
              For  oss,  the  only option available is "dsp".  For alsa09, the
              available options are: "dev", "buf_size",  and  "periods".   See
              <http://www.xiph.org/ao/doc/drivers.html>  for available options
              for some commonly used drivers.  Options are assigned using "=",
              and  ";"  is  used  to  separate  options.   An example for oss:
              "dsp=/dev/dsp".        An       example       for        alsa09:
              "dev=hw:0,0;buf_size=4096".  The default is "".

       write_size <size in bytes>
              This  specifies  how  many bytes to write to the audio device at
              once.  This parameter is to work around a bug in older  versions
              of libao on sound cards with very small buffers.  The default is
              1024.

REQUIRED SHOUT OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       name <name>
              This specifies not only the unique audio output name,  but  also
              the stream title.

       host <hostname>
              This specifies the hostname of the icecast server to connect to.

       port <port>
              This specifies the port of the icecast server to connect to.

       mount <mountpoint>
              This specifies the icecast mountpoint to use.

       password <password>
              This specifies the password  to  use  when  logging  in  to  the
              icecast server.

       quality <quality>
              This  specifies the ogg encoding quality to use.  The value must
              be between 0 and  10.   Fractional  values,  such  as  2.5,  are
              permitted.   Either the quality or the bitrate parameter must be
              specified, but not both.

       bitrate <kbps>
              This specifies the bitrate to  use  for  encoding.   Either  the
              quality  or  the  bitrate  parameter  must be specified, but not
              both.

       format <sample_rate:bits:channels>
              This specifies the sample rate, bits per sample, and  number  of
              channels to use for encoding.

OPTIONAL SHOUT OUTPUT PARAMETERS

       user <username>
              This  specifies  the  username  to  use  when  logging in to the
              icecast server.  The default is "source".

       public <yes or no>
              This specifies whether to request that the stream be  listed  in
              all  public  stream  directories  that  the icecast server knows
              about.  The default is no.

       description <description>
              This specifies a description of the stream.

       genre <genre>
              This specifies the genre(s) of the stream.

FILES

       ~/.mpdconf
              User configuration file.

       /etc/mpd.conf
              Global configuration file.

SEE ALSO

       mpd(1), mpc(1)

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