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
Aug 30, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

499 reviews
Mark Chester
June 20, 2023
Glitchy, but works better than any of the other apps I've tried. Doesn't sort by release date, even when the option is enabled. Almost never shows the content in the artist view without closing and reopening the app several times. Visual feedback on screen touches is not reliable.
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James D
November 17, 2023
I use this for playing music from my Chord Poly - SD card. Works with both my android phone & Chromebook. I previously used bubble upnp but it could no longer play from SD for some reason.
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Dee Bee
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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What's new

* Migrate to android 13
* Update material components and AndroidX libraries
* If you detect any issues (i.e. graphic glitches) please let us know via GitHub or by Email
* MPD: Escape backslash character in MPD commands