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…


Press super + m, or type ncmpcpp in the terminal.

For ncmpcpp to run, you should have mpd set up and have audio files in your mpd directory.


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: