Configuring the music directory

When you play local files, you should organize them within a directory called the "music directory". This is configured in MPD with the music_directory setting.

By default, MPD follows symbolic links in the music directory. This behavior can be switched off: follow_outside_symlinks controls whether MPD follows links pointing to files outside of the music directory, and follow_inside_symlinks lets you disable symlinks to files inside the music directory.

Instead of using local files, you can use storage plugins to access files on a remote file server. For example, to use music from the SMB/CIFS server "myfileserver" on the share called "Music", configure the music directory "smb://myfileserver/Music". For a recipe, read the Satellite MPD section.