Frequently Asked Questions about Ymuse.

How do I pronounce “Ymuse”?

Like why-muse.

Can you add MPRIS support to Ymuse?

It’s not needed as there is already the mpDris2 project (see next question).

Can I assign media buttons on my keyboard to control Ymuse?

Not directly. But there’s an even better alternative: you can link your MPD instance to your desktop environment using MPRIS. The easiest way to do that is to install the mpDris2 package.

Then MPD will respond to media keys regardless of whether Ymuse is running or not.

In Ubuntu it’s as easy as running:

sudo apt install mpdris2

Ymuse doesn’t show album images from my audio files!

That’s correct. Ymuse receives album art directly from MPD, which, in turn, looks for an image file in the same directory as your audio file:

This is currently implemented by searching the directory the file resides in for a file called cover.png, cover.jpg, cover.tiff or cover.bmp.

There is a pending item on Ymuse backlog for adding such support though.