mpd-configure: generate a bit perfect mpd configuration with a single command
by, 01-13-2016 at 11:12 AM (883 Views)
All those new (and maybe even older) to music player daemon (mpd), linux and alsa, I've published a free script which with a single command generates a configuration file for mpd, which turns it in to an bit perfect music streamer.
The only requirement is that you have a working linux installation with mpd installed. After opening up a terminal screen, paste the following commands to generate and display a mpd configuration. When multiple audio cards (including USB DACs) are found, the script will ask you which one you want to use:
The script can be used in a fully automated fashion, by setting command line parameters and/or environment variables. In the following example, the result is saved to the system wide mpd configuration file `/etc/mpd.conf`, uses the first available USB Audio Class interface, sets the `music_directory` to `/srv/media/music` and the mpd 'home' directory (including its 'database') to `/var/lib/mpd`. In the case `/etc/mpd.conf` already exists, the script will make a backup of it:Code:## make the directory where you want to download the script mkdir /tmp/mpd-configure ## change to that directory cd /tmp/mpd-configure ## download and unpack the script and other files needed wget http://lacocina.nl/mpd-configure -O - | tar --strip-components=1 -zxf - ## run the script (the resulting configuration file will be displayed on the screen bash mpd-configure
Some background information:Code:## become root if neccessary [[ $EUID -eq 0 ]] || sudo su ## set the paths to the music and mpd data directories and run the script, ## saving the output to `/etc/mpd.conf` while creating a backup of that file ## in case it exists: CONF_MPD_MUSICDIR="/srv/media/music" CONF_MPD_HOMEDIR="/var/lib/mpd" \ bash ./mpd-configure --limit usb --noprompts --output "/etc/mpd.conf" ## restart mpd to use the new file systemctl restart mpd ## done (press ENTER)
Regards and enjoy the music,