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       mpd.conf - mpd.conf documentation


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

          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.

       This manual is not complete, it lists only the most important options.   Please  read  the
       MPD user manual for a complete configuration guide:


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

       log_file <file>
              This  specifies  where  the  log file should be located. The special value "syslog"
              makes MPD use the local syslog daemon.


       sticker_file <file>
              The location of the sticker database. This is  a  database  which  manages  dynamic
              information attached to songs.

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

       music_directory <directory>
              This  specifies the directory where music is located. If you do not configure this,
              you can only play streams.

       playlist_directory <directory>
              This specifies the directory where saved  playlists  are  stored.  If  you  do  not
              configure this, you cannot save playlists.

       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).

       restore_paused <yes or no>
              Put MPD into pause mode instead of starting playback after startup.

       user <username>
              This specifies the user that MPD will run as, if set. MPD should never run as root,
              and you may use this option to make MPD change its user id after initialization. Do
              not use this option if you start MPD as an unprivileged user.

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

       log_level <default, secure, or verbose>
              Suppress all messages below the given threshold.   The  following  log  levels  are

              · error: errors

              · warning: warnings

              · notice: interesting informational messages

              · info: unimportant informational messages

              · verbose: debug messages (for developers and for troubleshooting)

              The default is notice.

       follow_outside_symlinks <yes or no>
              Control  if MPD will follow symbolic links pointing outside the music dir. You must
              recreate the database after changing this option. The default is "yes".

       follow_inside_symlinks <yes or no>
              Control  if  MPD  will  follow  symbolic  links  pointing  inside  the  music  dir,
              potentially adding duplicates to the database. You must recreate the database after
              changing this option. The default is "yes".

       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 @ %h", where %h will be replaced with the hostname of the
              machine running MPD.

              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.

       replaygain <off or album or track or auto>
              If specified, mpd will adjust the volume of songs played using ReplayGain tags (see
      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. "auto" uses the track ReplayGain tags if random play is activated
              otherwise the album 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.

       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.

       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".

       auto_update <yes or no>
              This specifies the whether to support automatic update of music database when files
              are changed in music_directory. The default is to disable autoupdate of database.

       auto_update_depth <N>
              Limit  the  depth  of  the  directories being watched, 0 means only watch the music
              directory itself. There is no limit by default.


       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.


       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. Any of the three attributes may  be  an
              asterisk to specify that this attribute should not be enforced

       replay_gain_handler <software, mixer or none>
              Specifies  how  replay  gain  is  applied. The default is "software", which uses an
              internal software volume control. "mixer"  uses  the  configured  (hardware)  mixer
              control. "none" disables replay gain on this audio output.

       mixer_type <hardware, software or none>
              Specifies  which  mixer  should  be  used for this audio output: the hardware mixer
              (available for ALSA, OSS and PulseAudio), the software mixer or no mixer  ("none").
              By  default,  the hardware mixer is used for devices which support it, and none for
              the others.


              User configuration file.

              Global configuration file.


       mpd(1), mpc(1)


       Max Kellermann


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