Mopidy-File is an extension for playing music from your local music archive. It is bundled with Mopidy and enabled by default. It allows you to browse through your local file system. Only files that are considered playable will be shown. For large music collections and search functionality consider Mopidy-Local instead.

This backend handles URIs starting with file:.

This backend does not currently provide images.


See Configuration for general help on configuring Mopidy.

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

If the file extension should be enabled or not.


A list of directories to be browsable. Optionally the path can be followed by | and a name that will be shown for that path.


Whether to show hidden files and directories that start with a dot. Default is false.


File extensions to exclude when scanning the media directory. Values should be separated by either comma or newline.

Whether to follow symbolic links found in file/media_dirs. Directories and files that are outside the configured directories will not be shown. Default is false.


Number of milliseconds before giving up scanning a file and moving on to the next file. Reducing the value might speed up the directory listing, but can lead to some tracks not being shown.