Created: 2008-08-25 19:50
Updated: 2019-02-11 16:03
License: other


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mpdas is a MPD AudioScrobbler client supporting the 2.0 protocol specs.

It is written in C++ and uses libmpdclient to retrieve the song data from MPD and libcurl to post it to


  • Sets now-playing status
  • Scrobbling (obviously)
  • Caching
  • Config files
  • User switching
  • "Love" tracks on (e.g. with mpc sendmessage mpdas love and mpc sendmessage mpdas unlove to revert)


NOTE: There is a manpage available as well: man mpdas

To configure mpdas, simply create a file called .mpdasrc in your home directory or in $PREFIX/mpdasrc. To change $PREFIX, modify the Makefile.

Syntax is easy. Example:

username = lastfmuser
password = password

NOTE: In the past the password had to be an MD5 hash. As of v0.4.3 this has changed due to deprecating the previous authentication method. Please supply the password in plain-text from now on.

Configuration options

  • username: Last.FM username
  • password: Last.FM password (plain-text)
  • host: MPD Host
  • mpdpassword: MPD Password
  • port: MPD Port
  • runas: Change the user mpdas runs as
  • debug: Print debug information
  • service: Will scrobble to if set to "librefm"
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