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#1 2012-01-24 06:43:40

ivanovnegro
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The ultimate MPD guide

apt-get install mpd

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#2 2012-01-24 06:45:31

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

Excellent How To Sir Ivan...

Very nicely done!

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#3 2012-01-24 07:22:27

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

Thank you for your feedback!

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#4 2012-01-24 09:19:05

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

MPD, the one CLI music player i'll (probably) ever consider using over MOC. thanks for this howto ivanov, i'm sure it'll come in handy one day.

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#5 2012-01-24 13:11:05

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

Many thanks inanovnegro!

This will be helpfull... big_smile

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#6 2012-01-24 13:13:18

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

Great guide ivano!!

But tell me: is there a way to have pulseaudio and an equalizer at the same time?

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#7 2012-01-24 16:21:04

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

# apt-get install libasound2-plugin-equal

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#8 2012-01-24 16:36:11

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

@Slob & Ivan:  Are you guys using Testing or Unstable?  I don't see libasound2-plugin-equal in my APT cache on Stable.

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#9 2012-01-24 16:47:02

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#10 2012-01-24 16:57:41

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Not really that massive an issue for me; just pointing out it ain't in Squeeze.  (Already ran a few apt-cache searches...there's an equalizer for LADSPA, but I know nothing about LADSPA...)  Besides, if I'm gonna EQ, I'll probably do it in hardware, old-school.

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#11 2012-01-24 17:22:54

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^That's what I do on my desktop as well. Though I use OSS instead of ALSA there (OSS doesn't have any EQ, so external headphone amp or death). EQ works wonders on the netbook's anemic output with earbuds, though.

I'm not surprised the package is not in Stable. Debian's always been slow on the uptake of these sort of packages. Heck, even Unstable only got alsaequal in early 2011.


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#12 2012-01-24 17:47:25

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

On some Stable systems, mpd will throw up an error on install about not connecting. So after you've disabled it from starting as a system service, go to /etc/default/mpd and change the line

START_MPD=true

to false.

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#13 2012-01-24 19:19:56

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#14 2012-01-24 19:35:42

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#15 2012-01-24 19:45:30

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#16 2012-01-26 18:13:37

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

Excellent howto!  I recommend ncmpcpp in case mpc is too minimal.

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#17 2012-01-26 23:48:12

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^ Sure. Mpc is just there to use it when I do not have immediate access to a client via short cuts.

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#18 2012-01-27 00:15:20

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That is the beauty of MPD, so many choices...  I actually like all the gui apps for it.  Sonata, Ario and GMPC are exceptional apps..

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#19 2012-01-27 03:57:54

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#20 2012-01-27 04:07:51

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#21 2012-01-27 10:53:56

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#22 2012-01-27 15:39:25

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#23 2012-01-27 16:58:57

ivanovnegro
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

^ I will say why I use it. It is just fast as hell when you really want to important a BIG music library and it is light on resources. The beauty of running it in the background is that it can run even without X.

Of course you can play your files locally, e.g. with MOC, but there is the problem, when I use the "lousy" search feature and want to import big directories into the playlist MOC won't be fast, with MPD it is a one "click" on whatever and regardless of the size of the music directory, immediately it will pull all the music to a playlist. No heavy loads and waiting, the CPU and RAM stands normal.

The advantage at the end is maybe more for us with an enormous music library, imagine more than 50.000 songs or more. I can assure you if you have 100.000 tracks forget all the players like Banshee etc. to be able to run flawlessly. So, if you have less, could be you are just happy with what you have and for me, MOC is really good but without all that features MPD and a client of your choice can give me, tagging, searching, libraries, LastFM etc. MPD even with a GUI client runs smooth. MPD is for power users regarding music I would say.

You have just to try it.

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#24 2012-01-27 16:59:08

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#25 2012-01-27 17:45:36

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