Can't see any local music files in web extension (Running as Service)


Hi guys, I’m fairly new to Mopidy and Raspberry Pi, and am having an issue when attempting to run Mopidy as a service to play some local mp3 files. I only have four mp3s stored in /home/pi/Music, which I can access and play via web extensions when running as a normal user, however when I run as a service they don’t appear.

My /etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf file is as follows:

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 = json
media_dir = /home/pi/Music
scan_timeout = 1000
scan_flush_threshold = 100
scan_follow_symlinks = false
excluded_file_extensions = 

playlists_dir = /var/lib/mopidy/playlists

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

Running a local scan does find the four mp3s:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo mopidyctl local scan
Running "/usr/bin/mopidy --config /usr/share/mopidy/conf.d:/etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf local scan" as user mopidy
INFO     Starting Mopidy 2.1.0
INFO     Loading config from builtin defaults
INFO     Loading config from /etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf
INFO     Loading config from command line options
INFO     Enabled extensions: mopify, iris, mpd, local-images, file, stream, mobile, m3u, jukepi, http, simple-webclient, material-webclient, softwaremixer, moped, musicbox_webclient, party, api_explorer, local
INFO     Disabled extensions: none
INFO     Found 4 files in media_dir.
INFO     Checking 4 tracks from library.
INFO     Removing 0 missing tracks.
INFO     Found 0 tracks which need to be updated.
INFO     Scanning...
INFO     Scanned 0 of 0 files in 0s.
INFO     Done scanning.

And when controlling the server via a web client like Moped, there is nothing in the ‘Local Media’ folder, and within the ‘Files’ folder there are the four subfolders ‘local’, ‘local-images’, ‘media’, and ‘playlists’, corresponding to those found in /var/lib/mopidy, so nothing from the /home/pi/Music folder.

Does anyone know how I could access those local mp3 files from a web client? Apologies if I’m missing something obvious!



I’m struggling with the exact same issue running mopidy-mopifi on Linux mint cinnamon 18.3
I can’t see my local files, although they are certainly present.
I do see spotify play list but cant make them play…

Any ideas?