A web application written in Elm that provides
a simple frontend to MPD. It uses the http module and
communicates to MPD via Websockets. It runs completely in the browser
and only relies on MPD commands and the additional cover/booklet
routes provided by
I know, there are many mpd clients already. The main motivation was to have the following features:
- album-centric: I want to choose an album to listen to
- cover/album art and booklet support
- support for multi disc albums
- support for multiple MPD connections
- make use of the composer tag
This is just to scratch my own itch: I tend to first choose an album to listen to (in contrast to randomly playing from a huge playlist); I have many multi-disc albums, mainly listening to classical music and use multiple MPDs (on raspberry pis) with the same music collection… I found many nice frontends, but I wanted something different :-). In this respect it is a rather opinionated frontend.
In order to make it nice to work with, your music collection needs to be tagged properly. The following tags are used:
- Artist, Albumartist
- Date (a year)
The first three are quite important, the rest is nice to have. The Disc tag is optional, obviously.
Cover art is quite important, since it is used exclusively to present
your albums. That means you should have cover art available next to
your music files. For example, if the song uri is
path/to/a/song.flac, then the cover art is looked up at
this for more
The client settings can be changed in the web application. They are persisted in local storage of the browser.
The app is by default available at
the trailing slash is important (for now). Multiple mpd connections
are supported and they can be changed in the settings page.