mpdupdate is a very simple plugin for beets that lets you automatically
update MPD‘s index whenever you change your beets library.
mpdupdate plugin, enable it in your configuration
(see Using Plugins).
Then, you’ll probably want to configure the specifics of your MPD server.
You can do that using an
mpd: section in your
which looks like this:
mpd: host: localhost port: 6600 password: seekrit
With that all in place, you’ll see beets send the “update” command to your MPD server every time you change your beets library.
If you want to communicate with MPD over a Unix domain socket instead over
TCP, just give the path to the socket in the filesystem for the
host value starting with a slash or a tilde is interpreted as a domain
The available options under the
mpd: section are:
- host: The MPD server name.
$MPD_HOSTenvironment variable if set, falling back to
- port: The MPD server port. Default: 6600.
- password: The MPD server password. Default: None.