In my somewhat aimless meandering to find a good media player to stick with in Linux, and after trying Audacious, Aqualung, gmusicbrowser, CMus, and a few more, I have come across a favourite of many: using mpd with which ever front end of preference.
I'm generally interested in CLI front ends, hence mcp, ncmpc and/or ncmpc++. I installed all of these and tried configuring as per various 'how-to's available on the web, some recommending to configure the mpd.conf file in your home directory, some the /etc/mpd.conf file. However, it does not work.
If I type ~$ mpd, I generally get told it is already running (even if I stop it using init.d). Starting mcp, ncmpc or ncmpcpp shows no signs of the music files which I had previously set the path to in the config files. In one case they did show up, but in playback I could here nothing, despite having uncommented the ALSA lines in the config file. I otherwise generally got the error that port 6600 was in use already.
I have also attempted to uninstall mpd in order to try to start from scratch, but was unsuccessful as Synaptic just wouldn't let me.
Does anybody know how to uninstall, and more importantly, how to set up mpd and the frontend correctly? This is for use on the local machine only, for now.
I run Jaunty (recently did a clean install) on dual boot. Would appreciate any help anyone can give me!