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       mpd.conf - Music Player Daemon configuration file


       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.

       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

              You can  set  a  port  that  is  different  from  the  global  port  setting,  e.g.
              "localhost:6602".   IPv6  addresses must be enclosed in square brackets if you want
              to configure a port, e.g. "[::1]:6602".

              To bind to a Unix domain socket, specify an absolute path or a path starting with a
              tilde (~).  For a system-wide MPD, we suggest the path "/var/run/mpd/socket".

       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".

       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".

       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).

              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.

       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
              <>) 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,  disc,  musicbrainz_artistid,
              musicbrainz_albumid,     musicbrainz_albumartistid,     musicbrainz_releasetrackid,
              musicbrainz_trackid.  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 and those starting with "musicbrainz".

       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.


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

       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.

       mixer_device <mixer dev>
              This specifies which mixer to use.  The default is "default".  To  use  the  second
              sound card in a system, use "hw:1".

       mixer_control <mixer ctrl>
              This  specifies which mixer control to use (sometimes referred to as the "device").
              The default is "PCM".  Use "amixer scontrols" to see the list of possible controls.

       mixer_index <mixer index>
              A number identifying the index of the named mixer control.  This is  probably  only
              useful  if your alsa device has more than one identically-named mixer control.  The
              default is "0".  Use "amixer scontrols" to see the  list  of  controls  with  their

       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.

       auto_resample <yes or no>
              Setting  this to "no" disables ALSA's software resampling, if the hardware does not
              support a specific sample rate.  This lets MPD do the  resampling.   "yes"  is  the
              default and allows ALSA to resample.

       auto_channels <yes or no>
              Setting  this  to "no" disables ALSA's channel conversion, if the hardware does not
              support a specific number of channels.  Default: "yes".

       auto_format <yes or no>
              Setting this to "no" disables ALSA's sample format conversion, if the hardware does
              not support a specific sample format.  Default: "yes".

       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.


              User configuration file.

              Global configuration file.


       mpd(1), mpc(1)