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Ncmpcpp or ncmp++ is 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, support, ability to sort playlist, local filesystem browser and other minor functions.



Enabling visualization

For visualization, one needs the ncmpcpp-fftw package from the AUR. Once built, add a few lines to Template:Filename to enable the generation of the fft 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.