M.A.L.P. - MPD Client

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About this app

This application is a remote control for the music player daemon (www.musicpd.org).

* For support for this application please open an issue at our GitHub repository ( https://gitlab.com/gateship-one/malp ) or use the given email address *

* Please check the Frequently Asked Questions if you have an issue (https://gitlab.com/gateship-one/malp/wikis/FAQ)

If you don't know MPD and are looking for a music player for android, we recommend you have a look into Odyssey, which shares the same user interface with this application. ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.gateshipone.odyssey )

The client implements most of the daemons functionality so that full media control and management is possible.

To filter albums this client uses the album artist tag (if available) to filter multiple albums with the same title (e.g. Greatest Hits)

We recommend that your music is tagged with musicbrainz library to get the best experience as the data tags are used to fetch artwork for artists and albums.

* Artist/Album/Files, saved playlist library browsing
* AlbumArtist filtering
* MBID filtering (multiple albums with same AlbumArtist and title can be accessed separately if MusicBrainzID is available)
* Local & server-based search
* Basic playlist management (add songs to saved lists, remove songs from saved lists, remove lists, save lists)
* Launcher widget
* Optional notification (enable in settings)
* Background volume control via hardware buttons (only with notification enabled)
* Multiple server profiles
* Server statistics (use this to request a database update)
* Output control
* Artwork support with MusicBrainz,Last.fm, Fanart.tv as artwork provider (Album, artist images)
* Fanart view for tablets or stuff like that (click on the cover in the now playing view, or select fullscreen mode from menu), best used on widescreen devices in landscape mode.

Cover images shown on screenshots gratefully used with permission from Carbon Based Lifeforms ( http://carbonbasedlifeforms.net )

This software is free software, licensed under the GPLv3 or later license. The source code is available on GitLab ( https://gitlab.com/gateship-one/malp )
Updated on
Jan 9, 2022

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506 reviews
A Google user
July 30, 2019
UPDATE: Apparently I just had a bad AlbumArtist tag, the app works perfectly. Old review: Works perfectly for my needs. Only gripe is that for some reason this client doesn't have an option to show compilation albums as a single album, but as the same album separated by artist. Other than that this app is great.
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July 27, 2019
It sure does. You've to make sure to either tag the album with a correct Musicbrainz ID or an album artist (Various artist e.g) and make sure to use a recent enough MPD version. If you have further questions reach out over gitlab.
Daniel Barnatt
July 16, 2020
My experience of this app has been excellent. I love the interface which I feel is the real strong point of this app. I am using it with mopidy and the mopidy-soundcloud plugin and it works brilliantly. I find the interface quick to use as you can easily switch between now playing and search with a quick swipe. Seems to be pulling down album covers for me so not sure why some have said this is not working.
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Julian Hughes
February 25, 2021
This client does a nice job of controlling mpd servers. Very useful features: I like that it can be set to fetch cover art only via http from the server and it's displayed well. When displaying track details it displays all fields including comments and composer. This really matters for classical music collections. It's easy to set up and very simple to use. Switching between the queue, the library and the currently played tracks is well implemented. Streaming from the server works fine so you don't need another player. I'm now using this in preference to MPDroid & MAFA as it does all the things I need in a nice, easy way and I can just enjoy the music.
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What's new

* Fix crash on device rotation
* Fix show albums from Files View
* Fix MPD artwork retrieval (bulk download for all music should work now)