ncmpc – Frugal Music Player Daemon client

Last Updated on August 11, 2021


If you’re looking for a console based music player and use MPD, ncmpc is a pretty impressive solution.

It lacks some of the functionality offered by Cantata, but it’s about as lean as a music player can possibly get. The software is in active development.

The software is pretty stable although I did experience the odd crash including accessing key configuration.

There’s also ncmpcpp, which is very similar to ncmpc, but adds additional features.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Max Kellermann, Jonathan Neuschäfer, tradiaz, and many other contributors
License: GNU General Public License version 2 or any later version

ncmpc is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Memory Comparison
Page 5 – Summary

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