myMPD uses libmpdclient to connect to MPD. The fastet and easiest setup is to run myMPD on the same host as MPD, but myMPD can also connect to a remote MPD server.
The mpd connection settings can be configured in the web-ui (Main menu -> MPD connection).
myMPD tries to autodetect the mpd connection only at first start (if no mpd_host file is found in the
- Uses the default MPD environment variables
- Searches for a mpd socket
- Falls back to
|MPD host or path to mpd socket
|MPD timeout in seconds
This is done after dropping privileges to the mympd user.