ncmpcr is an interactive Music Player Daemon (MPD) client based on ncurses.

ncmpcr is short for NCurses Mpd Client with Rating.



  • In Queue window, most operations deal with selected song. To manage current playing song, press l first.

  • Use ; to switch between Queue window and Browse window.

  • Use i to switch between Queue window and Info window, or between Browse window and Info window. Info window will remember where you come from and send you back when you press i again.

  • Use f and b for large movement. It is more efficient since it reduces window refresh.

  • Use Up and Down when seeking. It’s uniform and generally faster than Left and Right.

  • Lyrics is auto loaded when you start playing the song.

  • ncmpy may be a better choice.