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Mopidy Mystery

I was hoping to fool around with Mopidy as an audio playback engine because it’s written in Python and supports the MPD protocol according to the documentation. When I went to install it using homebrew on my MacBook Air, the latest version had problems with its plugins, wherein I discovered there was already an outstanding issue on GitHub. Unfortunately, a solution didn’t look promising, but at least I chimed in my interest.

So off I go, working on other things and forgetting about the problem. Lo and behold, another user reports the real source of the issue and a convenient fix. With an export GST_PLUGIN_PATH=/opt/homebrew/lib/gstreamer-1.0/ now my Mopidy server works perfectly and can playback audio on my MacBook. Score one for just registering interest on GitHub!!

Mystery solved. Onwards to implementing my own database driven, dynamically created playlists.

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