play plugin allows you to pass the results of a query to a music
player in the form of an m3u playlist.
To use the plugin, enable it in your configuration (see
Using Plugins). Then use it by invoking the
beet play command with
a query. The command will create a temporary m3u file and open it using an
By default, the playlist is opened using the
open command on OS X,
xdg-open on other Unixes, and
start on Windows. To configure the
command, you can use a
play: section in your configuration file:
play: command: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC
Enable beets’ verbose logging to see the command’s output if you need to debug.