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pitchfork_mpd_with_pulseaudio [2014/11/24 01:14]
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pitchfork_mpd_with_pulseaudio [2014/11/24 02:15] (current)
ben
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   * Update MPD's database:   * Update MPD's database:
  sudo mpd --create-db  sudo mpd --create-db
-  * Now you need to tell MPD to output to PulseAudio. ​ To do this, open **/​etc/​mpd.conf** in your favourite text editor (<​code>​sudo vi /​etc/​mpd.conf</​code>​), scroll down to the "Audio Output"​ section, then add this block, ensuring it isn't automatically commented, using whatever "​name"​ value you wish:+  * Now you need to tell MPD to output to PulseAudio. ​ To do this, open **/​etc/​mpd.conf** in your favourite text editor (''​sudo vi /​etc/​mpd.conf''​), scroll down to the "Audio Output"​ section, then add this block, ensuring it isn't automatically commented, using whatever "​name"​ value you wish:
  ​audio_output {  ​audio_output {
          ​type ​   "​pulse"​          ​type ​   "​pulse"​
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  }  }
   * For some reason that I haven'​t solved so far, MPD will get Access Denied errors to PulseAudio when first trying to play a track. ​ The only workaround I’ve come up with as yet is to tick the "​Don'​t require authentication"​ box on the PulseAudio "​Configure Local Sound Server"​ dialog.   * For some reason that I haven'​t solved so far, MPD will get Access Denied errors to PulseAudio when first trying to play a track. ​ The only workaround I’ve come up with as yet is to tick the "​Don'​t require authentication"​ box on the PulseAudio "​Configure Local Sound Server"​ dialog.
-  * To allow Pitchfork to control the volume, edit **/​etc/​mpd.conf** again (<​code>​sudo vi /​etc/​mpd.conf</​code>​), scroll down to the "​Mixer"​ section and uncomment the line ** '​mixer_type "​software"​** '​. ​ This isn't ideal, but I can't figure out how to get MPD to change PulseAudio'​s volume control (if it's possible at all).+  * To allow Pitchfork to control the volume, edit **/​etc/​mpd.conf** again (''​sudo vi /​etc/​mpd.conf''​), scroll down to the "​Mixer"​ section and uncomment the line ** '​mixer_type "​software"​** '​. ​ This isn't ideal, but I can't figure out how to get MPD to change PulseAudio'​s volume control (if it's possible at all).
   * Finally restart MPD to activate all your changes:   * Finally restart MPD to activate all your changes:
  sudo /​etc/​init.d/​mpd restart  sudo /​etc/​init.d/​mpd restart
pitchfork_mpd_with_pulseaudio.txt · Last modified: 2014/11/24 02:15 by ben