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SNAPCLIENT(1) General Commands Manual SNAPCLIENT(1)


snapclient - Snapcast client


snapclient [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
show version number
server hostname or ip address
server port
instance id when running multiple instances on the same host
unique host id, default is MAC address
list PCM devices
index or name of the pcm device
latency of the PCM device
resample audio stream to <rate>:<bits>:<channels>
send metadata to stderr
daemonize, optional process priority [-20..19]
the user[:group] to run snapclient as when daemonized
log sink [null,system,stdout,stderr,file:<filename>]
log filter <tag>:<level>[,<tag>:<level>]* with tag = * or <log tag> and level = [trace,debug,info,notice,warning,error,fatal]


the daemon default configuration 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