mpd-art-box: Minimalist MPD cover art display

I love using ncmpcpp to control MPD music playback. It’s lightweight, simple, and does everything I need with one exception - displaying cover art. After recently starting to learn PyGObject for PinePhone app development, it became clear that I could also use PyGObject to fill this need.

Thus, mpd-art-box was created. Nothing fancy - just 127 lines of Python which creates a window showing local cover art for the currently playing song in MPD.

The result looks great, especially when sharing a split i3 layout with ncmpcpp.


It’s still a kind of rough around the edges, but I’m very pleased how quick it was to create and how little code there is to maintain.

See the source repository for more information: GitHub - nvllsvm/mpd-art-box