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Thanks @tjoen. I think for the short term it makes sense for me to just return the 3B+ boards and get the 3B ones. Saves me $5 a board. I don’t need 5GHz wireless :slight_smile:

Thank you for your work on the image.


hmm, ok. I first uninstalled mopidy 2.1 with:
sudo pip uninstall mopidy
sudo apt-get uninstall mopidy

then reinstalled with:

sudo apt-get uninstall mopidy libsox-fmt-mp3 mopidy-spotify mopidy-local-sqlite

setup my mopidy.conf with a local dir of mp3’s,

enabled = true
library = sqlite
media_dir = /media/Walkman
scan_flush_threshold = 100
scan_follow_symlinks = false

sudo systemctl enable mopidy
sudo systemctl start mopidy

index that mp3 dir:

sudo mopidyctl local scan

I then did a “play artist beasty boys” in the mycroft-cli and it played the song.
I also did a “play track glorybox” in the mycroft-cli and it played Portishead glorybox.
Both were in my mounted mp3 directory.
Still not able to install a webinterface though, but mopidy seems to work here.

I did have a webinterface installed before, but I did not document it.

I’m using @Enverex mopidy skill:
msm install


okay. and which mopidy config file does it load ? also, is your mopidy installation on usr/bin or usr/local/bin ?


It’s in /usr/local/bin/mopidy
And my mopidy config is in /etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf

cache_dir = /var/cache/mopidy
config_dir = /etc/mopidy
data_dir = /var/lib/mopidy

config_file = /etc/mopidy/logging.conf
debug_file = /var/log/mopidy/mopidy-debug.log

enabled = true
library = sqlite
media_dir = /media/Walkman
scan_flush_threshold = 100
scan_follow_symlinks = false

playlists_dir = /var/lib/mopidy/playlists

enabled = true
hostname =
port = 6680
static_dir =
zeroconf = Mopidy HTTP server on $hostname

enabled = false

enabled = true
directories =
  Albums                  local:directory?type=album
  Artists                 local:directory?type=artist
  Composers               local:directory?type=artist&role=composer
  Genres                  local:directory?type=genre
  Performers              local:directory?type=artist&role=performer
  Release Years           local:directory?type=date&format=%25Y
  Tracks                  local:directory?type=track
  Last Week's Updates     local:directory?max-age=604800
  Last Month's Updates    local:directory?max-age=2592000
timeout = 10
use_album_mbid_uri = true
use_artist_mbid_uri = false
use_artist_sortname = false

grtz, Tjoen


are you sure these are the correct commands ?


also, the biggest catch is around installing a web extension or any extension which is done through pip install. since that’s where the user permissions and config files are in conflicts. on a stock rpi setup, this works flawlessly but with mycroft setup - there’s some work around py virtual environment and user permissions


ah sorry,

I just checked my bash log again,
should indeed be

‘sudo apt-get purge mopidy’

then install using that

sudo apt-get install libsox-fmt-mp3 mopidy-spotify mopidy-local-sqlite


hey @tjoen

so tried this as well. tell you what’s currently happening -

  1. after removing and purging everything, did a fresh mopidy install
  2. updated the config file at /etc/mopidy/
  3. when i run sudo mopidyctl config -
  4. i still see the same config file details (though they are not the same in /etc/mopidy or ~/.config) - which is it doesn’t reflect http (i have removed static dir = though its still showing up in the config file), it doesn’t show mopify (which i have added the extension via pip and also modified the config file)

here it is for reference (output of mopidyctl config) -

^Cpi@picroft:~ sudo mopidyctl configf
Running "/usr/bin/mopidy --config /usr/share/mopidy/conf.d:/etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf config" as user mopidy
cache_dir = /var/cache/mopidy
config_dir = /etc/mopidy
data_dir = /var/lib/mopidy
max_tracklist_length = 10000
restore_state = false

color = true
console_format = %(levelname)-8s %(message)s
debug_format = %(levelname)-8s %(asctime)s [%(process)d:%(threadName)s] %(name)s\n  %(message)s
debug_file = /var/log/mopidy/mopidy-debug.log
config_file = /etc/mopidy/logging.conf

mixer = software
mixer_volume = 
output = autoaudiosink
buffer_time = 

scheme = 
hostname = 
port = 
username = 
password = 

enabled = true
hostname =
port = 6600
password = 
max_connections = 20
connection_timeout = 60
zeroconf = Mopidy MPD server on $hostname
command_blacklist = 
default_playlist_scheme = m3u

enabled = true
hostname = ::
port = 6680
static_dir =
zeroconf = 

enabled = true
protocols = 
metadata_blacklist = 
timeout = 5000

enabled = true
base_dir =
default_encoding = latin-1
default_extension = .m3u8
playlists_dir = /var/lib/mopidy/playlists

enabled = true

enabled = true
media_dirs = 
excluded_file_extensions = 
show_dotfiles = false
follow_symlinks = false
metadata_timeout = 1000

enabled = true
library = json
media_dir = /var/lib/mopidy/media
scan_timeout = 1000
scan_flush_threshold = 100
scan_follow_symlinks = false
excluded_file_extensions = 

actual file in /etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf -

cache_dir = /var/cache/mopidy
config_dir = /etc/mopidy
data_dir = /var/lib/mopidy

config_file = /etc/mopidy/logging.conf
debug_file = /var/log/mopidy/mopidy-debug.log

media_dir = /var/lib/mopidy/media

playlists_dir = /var/lib/mopidy/playlists

enabled = true
debug = false

enabled = true
username = **
password = **
client_id = **
client_secret = **
bitrate = 160
volume_normalization = true
private_session = true
timeout = 10
allow_cache = true
allow_network = true
allow_playlists = true
search_album_count = 20
search_artist_count = 10
search_track_count = 50
toplist_countries =

enabled = true
hostname = ::
port = 6680
zeroconf =


really scratching my head over this, since i have scoured through related posts on this forum. have a feeling that its just one command away from sorting this out and enjoy mycroft to the fullest.


So does the service start if you try: sudo systemctl start mopidy
What does the /var/log/mopidy.mopidy.log say?

If I manually run /usr/bin/mopidy it seems to create a config file
at /home/pi/.config/mopidy/mopidy.conf (or in root dir if using sudo…)

Mopidy then seems to be running, but I cannot reach the webinterface.
So I can only use the service to start it, which is what I want anyway.


yes, service starts. its enabled as a system service. i can also see the webpage at ipadd:6680. as mentioned earlier, the problem is the config file its loading. hence, cannot access the web frontends, plugins and so on…


Yes, but you don’t need a webinterface to use the skill though…

It is much handier, 'cause you can use your phone for instance, but it should work without a webinterface too. If you can see the webinterface then the skill should work.


hmm. not sure. as you can see from the config file that its not updated with [spotify] section in the output of sudo mopidyctl config. which i have provided the details in the /etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf file. i want to control spotify via mopidy and bunch of other plugins such as tune in, podcasts etc.


output when i check the status -

● mopidy.service - Mopidy music server
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mopidy.service; enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Tue 2018-04-03 17:25:25 CEST; 1h 11min ago
  Process: 682 ExecStartPre=/bin/chown mopidy:audio /var/cache/mopidy (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 630 ExecStartPre=/bin/mkdir -p /var/cache/mopidy (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 696 (mopidy)
   CGroup: /system.slice/mopidy.service
           └─696 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/mopidy --config /usr/share/mopidy/conf.d:/etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf

Apr 03 17:25:31 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     Starting Mopidy audio
Apr 03 17:25:31 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     Starting Mopidy backends: StreamBackend, M3UBackend, FileBackend, LocalBackend
Apr 03 17:25:31 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     No local library metadata cache found at /var/lib/mopidy/local/library.json.gz. Please run `mopidy local scan` to index your local music library. If you do not have a local music collection, you can disable the local backend to hide this message.
Apr 03 17:25:31 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     Loaded 0 local tracks using json
Apr 03 17:25:31 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     Starting Mopidy core
Apr 03 17:25:31 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     Audio output set to "autoaudiosink"
Apr 03 17:25:31 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     Starting Mopidy frontends: MpdFrontend, HttpFrontend
Apr 03 17:25:31 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     MPD server running at [::ffff:]:6600
Apr 03 17:25:32 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     HTTP server running at [::]:6680
Apr 03 17:25:32 picroft mopidy[696]: INFO     Starting GLib mainloop```


Everything I install from the apt-source seems to work here and be picked up by mopidy…

I also installed mopidy-spotify from the apt directory.
Installing from apt-get enabled it for me, it tries to load it from my config, (and complains because I did not enter the settings.)

so sudo apt-get install mopidy-tunein mopidy-podcast mopidy-spotify
should work, but you probably tried that already?

The only thing that does not work for me is installing from pip.


same here with pip.

are you able to pass a command - hey mycroft, play michael jackson from spotify ? or play radio from tune in ?


I don’t have a premium account so spotify does load, but does not work anyway.
I will check the tune-in plugin tomorrow.
My testmachines are in the office,

Local directories/artists already play fine with “play artist michael jackson”. I think the skill from @forslund works a bit different, allowing you to skip the artist or track keyword.


I just installed podcast and tune-in though apt-get, and they get installed and loaded.

cat /var/log/mopidy/mopidy.log:

2018-04-04 13:20:15,329 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.__main__: Starting Mopidy 2.1.0
2018-04-04 13:20:15,379 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.config: Loading config from builtin defaults
2018-04-04 13:20:15,389 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.config: Loading config from /etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf
2018-04-04 13:20:15,395 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.config: Loading config from command line options
2018-04-04 13:20:15,790 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.__main__: Enabled extensions: mpd, http, stream, m3u, tunein, softwaremixer, file, podcast, local, local-sqlite
2018-04-04 13:20:15,791 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.__main__: Disabled extensions: spotify
2018-04-04 13:20:16,072 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.commands: Starting Mopidy mixer: SoftwareMixer
2018-04-04 13:20:16,079 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.commands: Starting Mopidy audio
2018-04-04 13:20:16,085 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.commands: Starting Mopidy backends: PodcastBackend, StreamBackend, M3UBackend, FileBackend, LocalBackend, TuneInBackend
2018-04-04 13:20:16,126 INFO [1665:Audio-2] Audio output set to "autoaudiosink"
2018-04-04 13:20:16,167 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.local.library: Loaded 105 local tracks using sqlite
2018-04-04 13:20:16,186 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.commands: Starting Mopidy core
2018-04-04 13:20:16,232 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.commands: Starting Mopidy frontends: MpdFrontend, HttpFrontend
2018-04-04 13:20:16,236 INFO [1665:MainThread] MPD server running at [::ffff:]:6600
2018-04-04 13:20:16,243 INFO [1665:HttpFrontend-12] HTTP server running at [::ffff:]:6680
2018-04-04 13:20:16,244 INFO [1665:MainThread] mopidy.commands: Starting GLib mainloop

So the big problem is installing the webinterfaces with pip.

I’ll see if doing a manual install with git works. May take some time, I’m currently a bit busy with a totally unrelated android VR game.


okay, but it does it work via voice command ?


I don’t think so, spotify maybe works with forslunds version?
I’m not sure what skill you are using. There are at least 3 different versions as far as I know.

I came across which works nicely in browsing and playing songs using my android phone, but I’m not sure if it also searches spotify.