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Backend for listening to bandcamp

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Mopidy extension for playing music from Bandcamp.

This backend allows searching bandcamp and playing the free 128kbps MP3 streams.

Initial support has been added (as of v1.1.0) for browsing and playing your bandcamp collection. Authentication is a hassle, and described below. Expect things to be wonky, and please create an issue when you encounter things that don’t work. Also this is slow because it requires scraping the bandcamp website instead of using an API. (This plugin will attempt to play the higher quality mp3-v0 streams of songs in your collection.)


Install by running:

sudo python3 -m pip install Mopidy-Bandcamp


If you wish to browse/play music in your collection, then you’ll need to authenticate to

Authentication is done by grabbing your identity token from the cookies of the bandcamp website. Point your browser at and log in if you aren’t already.

For chrome you can simply go to chrome://settings/cookies/detail? to see the cookies for Click on “identity” and copy the data listed under “Content”.

For Firefox and most other browsers, open up the browser’s developer tools (usually by pressing Ctrl-Shift-I or F12). When the tools pop up, navigate to the “Storage” tab, and then select “Cookies” to view the site’s cookies. Copy the value from the “identity” cookie.

It should look something like this:


Now add it to your Mopidy config file like so:

identity = 7%09xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx%3D%09%7B%22ex%22%3Ax%2C%22id%22%3Axxxxxxxxxx%7D


Albums and tracks can be searched for or browsed. Additionaly, you can force Mopidy-Bandcamp to scrape a bandcamp URL for you by just prepending the url with “bandcamp:” and adding it to Mopidy. For example, using mpc on the command line:

$ mpc add "bandcamp:"

Would add the bandcamp album to the queue.

Note: Adding an artist by clicking on the artist in a search result or by manually scraping an artist’s bandcamp page can take a long time depending on the artist. This is because Mopidy-Bandcamp tries to load the entirety of the artist’s discography.

Web Client

As of v1.1.2 a simple webclient has been added to allow for more easily scraping a page. Not by going to http://hostname:6680/bandcamp/ and entering in a url (which you can do), but by using the following as a URL for a bookmark in your web browser:


Note: Replace hostname and 6680 with your mopidy server’s hostname and configured HTTP port.

Now when you’re browsing bandcamp you can simply click that bookmark to add the current page to Mopidy. (This works in Chrome and Firefox. I haven’t bothered checking anything else.)



discover-tags = French House, Brit Pop, Tokyo, New Wave, Industrial
  • identity - Identity token from your bandcamp cookies to authenticate with Bandcamp.
  • collection_items - Number of items (per page) to fetch from your collection (if authenticated). Default: 50
  • discover_tags - List of tags to discover. You’ll really want to change this to any tags that interest you.
  • discover_genres - List of bandcamp’s genres to discover. You’ll only want to edit this to remove unwanted genres.
  • discover_pages - Number of pages to load in the browse discover sections. Default: 1
  • image_sizes - a list of ids for image sizes to return to mopidy for album art. Default: 10, 5, 2 (1200x1200, 700x700, 350x350)

Bandcamp image size ids:

ID Width Height Aspect
1 Original (usually big)
10 1200 1200 Square
20 1024 1024 Square
5 700 700 Square
13 380 380 Square
14 368 368 Square
2 350 350 Square
4 300 300 Square
9 210 210 Square
44 200 200 Square
11 172 172 Square
7 150 150 Square
50 140 140 Square
12 138 138 Square
15 135 135 Square
8 124 124 Square
21 120 120 Square
3 100 100 Square
42 50 50 Square
22 25 25 Square
26 800 600 4:3
36 400 300 4:3
32 380 285 4:3
33 368 276 4:3
37 168 126 4:3
38 144 108 4:3
29 100 75 4:3
28 768 432 16:9
27 715 402 16:9

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