Music Player Daemon (MPD) allows remote access for playing music (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, Mod, and wave files) and managing playlists. MPD is designed for integrating a computer into a stereo system that provides control for music playback over a local network. It’s a great solution to link a headless computer system to your audio installation.
The iPad makes for an ideal companion to MPD with the introduction of MPaD. An intuitive and great looking interface makes it very easy to browse through a large collection of songs, and find the album or song that you want to hear.

MPaD can also be used with a variety of standard players, like Bryston BDP-1, Vortexbox, AudioGlu, AudioAanZee Premium Flow and Ultra Flow.

MPaD is available from the AppStore for $2.99 / €2.39. MPoD (which can also be used on an iPad) is and will remain free.

The following features are available from MPaD:

  • Connects to your MPD server over TCP/IP.
  • Automatically find MPD servers that make themselves know via Bonjour/Zeroconf.
  • Supports the use of a password for making a connection to the server.
  • Store multiple connection profiles.
  • Fast application startup.
  • Cover art from Discogs, Amazon or local http server.
  • Volume control.
  • Move to previous, next song.
  • Move to any song in active playlist.
  • Edit the active playlist (move tracks, delete tracks).
  • Seek in song.
  • Toggle random, repeat, repeat one track.
  • List of artists with drilldown to albums and songs.
  • Option to hide artists that only appear on compilation albums.
  • List of albums with drilldown to songs.
  • Option to group songs into albums based on server directory.
  • List of songs, which also displays artist and album for each song.
  • All lists are searchable.
  • List of all playlists.
  • Save the active playlist into a saved playlist.
  • Different options to add tracks to the playlist: play now, play next, play only, append to playlist.
  • Support for
  • Full screen mode with large cover art introduced with version 2.0.
  • Full iOS7 compatibility introduced with version 2.1.

Check-out a 2-minute screencast that shows MPaD in action, or have a look at some screenshots below:

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578 thoughts on “MPaD

  1. Patrick

    Dear, when will the version 2.2 be available in the app store? Because i can only upload version 2.1 and in using that one album covers keep disappearing. Unbelievably frustrating.

    Please advise, patrick

    1. Berrie Post author

      Can you provide some detail on exactly when covers are disappearing (restart, reload cache, random, …)?

  2. Tim

    MPaD is awesome. I use it every day. I did discover one glitch, after much experimentation. I download my own good quality artwork for each album and label it “Folder.jpg”. This works well except for one circumstance. If the album title ends in “?”, for example the album “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” the artwork will not appear. I use the Cover Wizard to select one from Amazon as a work-around, but it would be nice if this could be fixed at some point.

  3. Børge

    I’ve just starting to use the MPaD and I really like it.
    When I practice my instrument I sometimes like to play along with recorded music. When I want to start from a certain place in the middle, or repeat a small section, I find it difficult to navigate by sliding one finger on that ruler thing, the one that moves forward as the music plays along. It is not at all precise, at least not on my iPad Mini, to the point that I’ve pretty much given up that bit with the MPaD.
    Could it be an option to improve it?

    1. Berrie Post author

      MPoD is continuously seeking and this may overload the player with too many requests, which I can look into. That could improve the reliability of this function.

  4. Cb

    I liked mpod verry much and so i bought mpad. It looks good but the browse method doesnt work good anymore. mpad doesnt show the filename anymore, but the tag name. this makes it unusable with audiobooks. is there any way to switch off this anoying “feature”?

    thanks a lot

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