MPD plasma client
Plasma 4 Widgets
Score 78%
Description:

MPD plasma client - it small simply plasmoid, written on python, which controls mpd server.
There are only the following functions: previous/next song, play/pause, stop.

You can find fresh version on mercurial repo. Just run:
hg clone http://bitbucket.org/memnek/mpd-plasma-client/
and "plasmapkg -i mpd-plasma-client/" to install

Browse source:http://bitbucket.org/memnek/mpd-plasma-client/src

INSTALL
Go to your download directory and run:

plasmapkg -i MPD-plasma-client.plasmoid

If you have old version, delete it:

plasmapkg -r MPD-plasma-client


If you have a problem, please run:

plasmoidviewer MPD-plasma-cient.plasmoid

and send output to me. It help to fix bugs.

I finished popup dialog with song info and now I'll trying to add features which you asked (volume, song info etc.)

P.S sorry for my english =)
Last changelog:

7 years ago

Version 0.4 25-04-2010
[li]Popup dialog has been remade: now I use Plasma ToolTip Manager instead dialog.[/li]
[li]Fixed some bugs[/li]
Version 0.3.2 31-03-2010
[li]Added cover image[/li]
Version 0.3.1 14-03-2010
[li]I remade popup dialog[/li]
[li]Popup dialog display songs without tags correct[/li]
[li]I removed stop button. I think that few people used it. But if you need this button, you may add it in settings[/li]
Version 0.3 14-03-2010
[li]Added popup dialog with song info (thanks to gmail plasmoid authors). See screenshoot[/li]
[li]Fixed bugs with encoding[/li]
Version 0.2.1 16-02-2010
[li]Added tooltips with information about current and next songs[/li]
[li]Automatic reconnection[/li]
[li]Fixed some bugs[/li]
Version 0.2 (15-01-2010)
[li]Added settings[/li]
Version 0.1.1 (14-01-2010)
[li]Added connection button[/li]
[li] This version uses only custom icons. I return system icons in next release[/li]
Version 0.1 (11-01-2010)
[li]initial version[/li]

DoubleT34

3 years ago

can we add background for this applet? like this: http://i.imgur.com/hiP2VBT.png

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zgyarmati

4 years ago

Hi, all of the links seems to be broken...

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Murz

6 years ago

Thanks, very useful!
But when mdp client hangs (or can't read data from internet and long time don't answer to plasmoid), this plasmoid locks all plasma interface.
Can you fix this problem?

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soulrebel

6 years ago

Thanks for this simple, yet great applet! Very useful!

Any chance to get a new version with working cover support sometime soon?

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chepioq

7 years ago

I install your plasmoid, but when I launch it I have this error massage:
"Echec du script d'initialisation"

Result of plasmoidviewer MPD-plasma-cient.plasmoid:
Quote:[dominique@localhost ~]$ plasmoidviewer MPD-plasma-cient.plasmoid
plasmoidviewer(5328)/libplasma Plasma::FrameSvg::resizeFrame: Invalid size QSizeF(0, 0)
plasmoidviewer(5328)/libplasma Plasma::FrameSvg::resizeFrame: Invalid size QSizeF(0, 0)

I use Fedora 14 with kde 4.6

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chepioq

7 years ago

Nobody here ?

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grozotkh

6 years ago

I'm here, but I don't know what happens. This error may arise from the fact that package "plasma-scriptengine-python" not installed. Or MPD not installed or configured correctly.

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robcollins55

7 years ago

Thanks for writing this little gem, really enjoy using it. A problem/bug I have noticed that has been quite annoying though is that every time the server running mpd is not available (off) and I turn on the client laptop on, I get the dreaded plasmoid error red cross with accompanying message something like "error running script" instead of the nice control buttons you intended. It works again if I close and reopen the plasmoid after turning on the server however. This bug reliably happens every time the server is off.

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NikolayTischenko

7 years ago

As a workaround you may run mpd with system. By startup scripts.

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livio

7 years ago

Hi,

it's absolutely amazing that you created something I was missing.

The computer I currently use is not so fast and MPD was the best music player choice I could had done.

Now add global keys support and you're finally my hero today.

PS I'm not asking for playlists etc. yet :> .

Thank you!

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grozotkh

7 years ago

thank =)
I think the best idea to set global keys it is a install the "mpc" package and set global keys to commands "mpc toggle, mpc next" etc. I use the "xbindkeys" to setting global keys, but you may do it in "keyboard settings" in "KDE control center".

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livio

7 years ago

In KDE personal settings there's no way to assing global shortcut key to a command...

And using xbindkeys... I find it awkword and somehow around ^^ .

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zeltak

7 years ago

Hi Again

will the next version include the ability to have the song name/artist and cover alongside (or instead of) the buttons so one could see the song info on the taskbar?

thx again for this awesome plasmoid!

zeltak

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grozotkh

7 years ago

yes, I try make this

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swiftscythe

7 years ago

I've just tried this applet and i like it a lot.

The problem is the art is not shown.
I have the album art image in the same folder as the audio files, named AlbumArt.jpg, but still doesn't show. Do I need to do anything else?

Thanks in advance

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grozotkh

7 years ago

Unfortunately, now plasmoid take covers from ~/.covers directory (sonata save covers in this folder). But I'm working on this problem, in next version everything will be fine =)

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swiftscythe

7 years ago

Thanks for the response, I'll wait for the next version :D

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eMerzh

7 years ago

Thanks a lot, very usefull
I just miss the volume button...

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zeltak

7 years ago

hi grozotkh

thx for the update!

a while back i requested the song info (name,album,artist) to be added next to the buttons. you mentioned you added them but i cant see how. what i meant is having the song info constantly present on the taskbar (next to the buttons) and not just as a pop up when the song changes

is that possible?

thx alot again for this awesome plasmoid!

Zeltak

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grozotkh

7 years ago

I want make it. It a little long, but I'll do it

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NikolayTischenko

7 years ago

I have some songs with russian titles in UTF-8. And mpd-plasma-client show its inconrrectly.

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grozotkh

7 years ago

Fixed. Trying it.

ps можешь по-русски писать =)

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NikolayTischenko

7 years ago

Подтверждаю: исправлено :)

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amranu

8 years ago

This object could not be created for this reason: script initialization failed :/

KDE 4.4

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grozotkh

8 years ago

Fixed

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7 years ago

Version 0.4 25-04-2010
[li]Popup dialog has been remade: now I use Plasma ToolTip Manager instead dialog.[/li]
[li]Fixed some bugs[/li]
Version 0.3.2 31-03-2010
[li]Added cover image[/li]
Version 0.3.1 14-03-2010
[li]I remade popup dialog[/li]
[li]Popup dialog display songs without tags correct[/li]
[li]I removed stop button. I think that few people used it. But if you need this button, you may add it in settings[/li]
Version 0.3 14-03-2010
[li]Added popup dialog with song info (thanks to gmail plasmoid authors). See screenshoot[/li]
[li]Fixed bugs with encoding[/li]
Version 0.2.1 16-02-2010
[li]Added tooltips with information about current and next songs[/li]
[li]Automatic reconnection[/li]
[li]Fixed some bugs[/li]
Version 0.2 (15-01-2010)
[li]Added settings[/li]
Version 0.1.1 (14-01-2010)
[li]Added connection button[/li]
[li] This version uses only custom icons. I return system icons in next release[/li]
Version 0.1 (11-01-2010)
[li]initial version[/li]

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