Chapter 5. Using MPD

Table of Contents

The client
The music directory and the database
Metadata
The queue
Stored Playlists

The client

After you have installed, configured and started MPD, you choose a client to control the playback.

The most basic client is mpc, which provides a command line interface. It is useful in shell scripts. Many people bind specific mpc commands to hotkeys.

The MPD Wiki contains an extensive list of clients to choose from.