Chapter 8. Troubleshooting

Table of Contents

Where to start
Support
Getting Help
Common Problems
Reporting Bugs
MPD crashes

Where to start

Make sure you have the latest MPD version (via mpd --version, not mpc version). All the time, bugs are found and fixed, and your problem might be a bug that is fixed already. Do not ask for help unless you have the latest MPD version. The most common excuse is when your distribution ships an old MPD version - in that case, please ask your distribution for help, and not the MPD project.

Check the log file. Configure 'log_level "verbose"' or pass --verbose to mpd.

Sometimes, it is helpful to run MPD in a terminal and follow what happens. This is how to do it:

mpd --stdout --no-daemon --verbose