ncmpcpp is the main music player that interacts with the music player daemon.

ncmpcpp stands for NCurses Music Player Client ++. Yes. I’m sorry it’s unpronounceable, but it’s the best at what it does…


Run Music Player using the launcher (MOD + space) or type ncmpcpp in the terminal.

For ncmpcpp to run, you should have mpd set up and have audio files in your mpd directory. (the simple muzyka script ensures that mpd is running before opening ncmpcpp so you can use that instead).


Firstly, ncmpcpp has many different screens accessible through the number keys 1 to 8. The most important of these have also been mapped to mneumonic letter keys: