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Manual Reference Pages  -  MPD-DYNAMIC (1)

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NAME

mpd-dynamic - a dynamic playlist for mpd

CONTENTS

VERSION

version 2.000

DESCRIPTION

This program implements a dynamic playlist for MPD, build on top of the Audio::MPD perl module.

MPD (music player daemon) is a cool music player, but it lacks a dynamic playlist. A dynamic playlist is a playlist that will change automatically over time. In particular, it will remove already played songs (keeping at most a given number of songs) and add new songs to the playlist so it never fall short of songs.

Note that since mpd is a daemon needing no gui to work, mpd-dynamic is also a daemon. That is, it will fork and do all its work from the background. This way, you can fire mpd and mpd-dynamic and forget completely about your music (especially since mpd-dynamic is a low-resource program): it will just be there! :-)

USAGE



    mpd-dynamic [options]



OPTIONS

    General behaviour

You can customize the usage of mpd-dynamic with the following options:
-o[ld] <old> Number of old tracks to keep in the backlog. Defaults to 10.
-n[ew] <new> Number of new tracks to keep in the to-be-played playlist. Defaults to 10.
-s[leep] <sleep> Time spent sleeping (in seconds) before checking if playlist should be updated. Default to 5 seconds.
-d[ebug] Run mpd-dynamic in debug mode. In particular, the program will not daemonize itself. Default to false.
-e[ncoding] <encoding> Print debug messages with this encoding. Since mpd-dynamic is meant to be a silent daemon, this option will not be used outside of debug mode. Default to utf-8.
--version
--usage
--help
--man Print the usual program information
Note however that those flags are optional: since mpd-dynamic comes with some sane defaults, you can fire mpd-dynamic as is.

    Ratings

You can also take advantage of ratings if you want. With those options, songs need to have at least a given rating (or no rating yet) to be inserted: this way, you will only listen to your favorite songs!

Ratings can be created / updated with mpd-rate.

Note that if you supply a non-existant rating db-file, the rating mechanism will be ignored. The following options control the rating mechanism:
-r[atings] <ratings> The path of a db file with the ratings per song. The keys are the song path (relative to MPD root), and the value is an integer (the rating). Default to ~/.mpd/ratings.db.
-m[in[imum]] <min> The minimum rating for a song to be inserted in the playlist. Default to 4.

AUTHOR

Jerome Quelin

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2007 by Jerome Quelin.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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