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How can make GMPC my default music program and integrate it with the unity top-bar just as rhythmbox or Banshee?

Thank you, Pedro

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possible duplicate ->… – hhlp Nov 3 '11 at 15:50
It is not a dupplicate! I want to be able to use the unity musicplayer controls! – lujbilami Nov 3 '11 at 15:53
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GMPC is just a client to underlying MPD

You can integrate MPD to Unity Sound Menu following this instructions:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:torkvemada/torkvemada
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mpd-sound-menu

then add it in start-up applications like mpd-sound-menu

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mpd is not something like mplayer. Its a music player daemon. You have to choose a folder to add songs to its library.

You cannot use mpd to play a single file. If you want to play a file, first you have to add it to the library and then update the database & then add that file to the current playlist. gmpc is just a GUI client to control that daemon.

So, its mpd thats doing the work, NOT gmpc.

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That's right. Though, it doesn't answer my question. – lujbilami Nov 3 '11 at 16:20

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