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{{Note|As mentioned above, the visualizer is not enabled in the ncmpcpp package in the repo.  Users will need to build the fftw version from the AUR.}}

Revision as of 15:32, 23 December 2010

Summary help replacing me
Covers installation and usage of ncmpcpp (ncmpc++)
Related
mpd - Music Player Daemon

Introduction

Ncmpcpp or ncmpc++ is an mpd client with a UI very similar to ncmpc, but it provides new useful features such as support for regular expressions in search engine, extended song format, items filtering, last.fm support, ability to sort playlist, local filesystem browser and other minor functions. To use it, a functional mpd must be present on the system since ncmpcpp/mpd work together in a client/server relationship.

The shell "GUI" for ncmpcpp is highly customizable. Edit Template:Filename to your liking. For inspiration, see the following resources:

Installation

The official package resides in [community]

# pacman -S ncmpcpp

Enabling visualization

For visualization, one needs the Template:Package AUR package from the AUR. Once built, add a few lines to Template:Filename to enable the generation of the fast Fourier transform data for the visualization:

audio_output {
    type                    "fifo"
    name                    "My FIFO"
    path                    "/tmp/mpd.fifo"
}

Additional lines need to be added to Template:Filename

visualizer_fifo_path = "/tmp/mpd.fifo"
visualizer_output_name = "fifo"
visualizer_sync_interval = "1"
#visualizer_type = "wave" (spectrum/wave)
visualizer_type = "spectrum" (spectrum/wave)

Users can chose between either a spectrum analyzer or wave form.

Basic Usage

Loading ncmpc++

Load ncmpc++ in a shell

$ ncmpcpp

Remapping keys

A listing of keys and their respective functions is available from within npmpcpp itself via hitting Template:Keypress. Users may remap any of the default keys simply by copying Template:Filename ~/.ncmpcpp and editing it.

Different views

Partial list of views within ncmpc++

Note: As mentioned above, the visualizer is not enabled in the ncmpcpp package in the repo. Users will need to build the fftw version from the AUR.