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SNAPSERVER(1) General Commands Manual SNAPSERVER(1)


snapserver - Snapcast server


snapserver [OPTION]...


Snapcast is a multiroom client-server audio player, where all clients are time synchronized with the server to play perfectly synced audio. It's not a standalone player, but an extension that turns your existing audio player into a Sonos-like multiroom solution.
The server's audio input is a named pipe `/tmp/snapfifo`. All data that is fed into this file will be send to the connected clients. One of the most generic ways to use Snapcast is in conjunction with the music player daemon or Mopidy, which can be configured to use a named pipe as audio output.

Allowed options:

Produce help message, use -hh to show options from config file
Show version number
Daemonize optional process priority [-20..19]
path to the configuration file


PCM input fifo file
the daemon default configuration file
the snapserver configuration file
~/.config/snapcast/server.json or (if $HOME is not set) /var/lib/snapcast/server.json
persistent server data file


Copyright (C) 2014-2020 Johannes Pohl ( License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.



June 2020