MPDUpdate Plugin

mpdupdate is a very simple plugin for beets that lets you automatically update MPD‘s index whenever you change your beets library.

To use 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 config.yaml, which looks like this:

    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 setting. (Any host value starting with a slash or a tilde is interpreted as a domain socket.)


The available options under the mpd: section are:

  • host: The MPD server name. Default: The $MPD_HOST environment variable if set, falling back to localhost otherwise.
  • port: The MPD server port. Default: 6600.
  • password: The MPD server password. Default: None.