gmpc man page

GMPC — Gnome Music Player Client




GMPC is a fully featured but still very lightweight gtk client  for the music player daemon (MPD).

It provides several different ways to browse your music. Based on the file system, tags, search and metadata.

GMPC can show the following types of metadata:

* Album covers
* Artist images
* Lyrics
* Guitar tabs
* Album information
* Artist biography
* Similar artist
* Similar songs

GMPC uses plugins to fetch metadata and can be extended using plugins.



Start fullscreen.


Start hidden.


Quit the running GMPC instance


Start with a specific profile.


Show this help message.


Make GMPC output debug information

0 - No output

1 - Error Messages

2 - Error and Warning Messages

3 - All Messages


Print out debug information from a certain log domain. Example domains: Config, MetaImage, MpdData.Model, MpdData.Model.Playlist, MpdData.TreeView, Profiles, Gmpc, Playlist, Plugin, Preferences, TrayIcon


Display version and if possible git revision.


Use config file <file>


Cleans up the cover db.


Don't load any plugins.


Show a dialog with useful information for a bug report.


Change the icon theme used by GMPC. (Used for testing)

See Also


MPD Website:

Bug tracker:

gmpc-remote-stream(1) gmpc-remote(1) mpd(1)


GMPC was written by Qball Cow <>

Special thanks to all the people that provided feedback and patches

Referenced By

gmpc-remote(1), gmpc-remote-stream(1).

February 21, 2010 Gnome Music Player Client