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Mpc is a command line tool used for controlling music players that support the Music Player Daemon (MPD) protocol. It stands for "Music Player Command" and is used to send commands to the MPD daemon running on a remote or local machine. Through mpc, you can control various aspects of the music player, such as playing, pausing, stopping, skipping tracks, adjusting volume, and even manipulating playlists. It allows you to browse and search your music library, add, remove, and move tracks within the playlist, and create, save, and load playlists. Mpc supports a wide range of music formats, including mp3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, and more. You can use mpc to view information about the current song playing, such as the artist, album, title, duration, and file format. It supports various options and flags to customize its behavior, such as specifying the MPD host and port, setting playback options like crossfade or randomization, and configuring output formats. Mpc can be easily integrated with scripts and other command line tools, making it a powerful tool for automation and creating custom music applications. It is a lightweight and efficient tool that offers a simple and intuitive interface for controlling your music player from the command line. Mpc is particularly popular among Linux users due to its ease of use, versatility, and compatibility with a wide range of music players.

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