I am using MPD to play my small collection of mp3:
[eugeni@eugeni 16:53:31 ~] $ mpc stats Artists: 787 Albums: 747 Songs: 9112
Everything is controlled by keybinding – for example, to run the play command, I press < Super >+Up; to run next command I press < Super >+Right, and so on. These shortcuts start a small client to mpd, which is nothing more than a shell script which:
- Starts MPD if it is not running (I do not start it on startup to save a few seconds of boot time)
- Runs mpdscribble in background to update the LAST.FM statistics
- Runs all required MPD commands
- And displays the results in a nice way
And it is multi-distro-oriented by the way .
#!/bin/bash # Is mpd running mpc status 2> /dev/null ret=$? if [ ! "$ret" = "0" ]; then notify-send -i audio "Music" "Starting mpd.." # are we on arch linux? if [ -x "/etc/rc.d/mpd" ]; then sudo /etc/rc.d/mpd start else sudo su -c "service mpd start" fi # starting mpdscribble mpdscribble # starting sonata sonata --hidden fi mpc $* # Some black magick to get a bit more advanced mpd status # and convert it to shell variables eval `echo -e 'status\ncurrentsong\nclose\n' | \ nc localhost 6600 | \ sed -e '/OK/d' -e 's/: \(.*\)/="\1"/g'` # show the results notify-send -i audio "$Artist - $Album - $Title" \ "$(mpc status | sed -e 's/&/and/g')"
Just yet one another script which contributes to world’s entropy .