mpdnotify - A libnotify daemon for MPD/MPC
What is mpdnotify?
This small Bash script is a daemon that runs in the background and will execute a command when MPD does something, using mpc's idleloop function. In this case, we are creating a notification window with libnotify. This little window will pop up for about 2 seconds with the cover art (if available), artist name, track name, and album name. This is mainly to be used when mpc changes to the next track.
MPD - http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Music_Player_Daemon_Wiki mpc - http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Client:Mpc libnotify imagemagick
How do I get mpdnotify? (Arch Linux)
mpdnotify-gitfrom the AUR. That's it!
How do I get mpdnotify? (Others)
- Download the latest source. Found at http://github.com/KittyKatt/mpd-libnotify/raw/master/mpdnotify
- In a terminal, make the file executable by doing the following:
chmod +x /path/to/mpdnotify
- Then, either keep it there, or move it to somewhere in your $PATH to make it available without having to use the full path to the script.
How to run mpdnotify
The command to run mpdnotify is the same as most any daemon. Use
mpdnotify with the arguments
(start|stop|restart) to control it. Upon first execution, it will create a default config file at ~/.config/mpdnotify/config. YOU NEED TO EDIT THIS CONFIG TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS.
Thanks brisbin33 for the bashnotify daemon template, which can be found:
If you would like to suggest something new, inform me of an issue in the
script, become part of the project, or talk to me about anything else,
you can either email me at
kittykattATarchlinuxDOTus or you can connect
to my IRC server on SilverIRC at irc://kittykatt.silverirc.com/me0wz