A command line tool to add your music and videos directly to several devices.
Almost all of us use youtube for our music purposes, whether it is a new single released by Eminem or an old classic by Queen.
Scenario : You need to travel the next day and you realise that the
diff between your offline mobile playlist and youtube playlist is too large.
Now you have to use an online mp3 converter to convert all the songs one by one, and then connect your device via USB to paste all the music. That too without the metadata.
There is a need for a tool which would directly download and convert the video, add available metadata and send it to your device, all at the same time.
- Download the best available audio, or video (by
--videooption) in common mobile player compatible extensions.
- Playlists can also be downloaded.
- Adds metadata automatically from the title.
- Add a preffered device to send music, or override it with
- Delete the downloaded video/music file from the computer via
- Send the downloaded video/music file to your friends via the
How to use?
(Tested on Ubuntu with Python 3)
The initial setting up of the Pushbullet account seems a little tiring but it is just a one-time setup, and the gains are endless.
- You need a Pushbullet account to send the files.
Pushbullet is a great tool for sending text messages, links, files and seeing phone's notifications on your computer.
- Create your account on it using your Google or Facebook login.
- Install the Pushbullet App on your iOS or Android device.
- Install the Chrome/Firefox extension for Pushbullet on your computer.
- You need to install
- Installing ffmpeg :
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
- Installing tkinter( for python3 users ) :
sudo apt-get install python3-tk
- Installing tkinter( for python2 users ) :
sudo apt-get install python-tk
- After setting Pushbullet up, you need to install MobOff.
It is recommended that you use
virtualenv (especially for
sudo pip install virtualenv
virtualenv venv --python=python3
python setup.py install
- You need to initialise with some of your information.
- Obtain your Pushbullet API key via Pushbullet Settings by clicking on "Create Access Token" button.
- Enter the serial number for your preffered device to send the music/video files to when asked to.
- When prompted enter the directory in which you want the downloaded files should be stored.
You're all set up.
GIFs to demonstrate the installation
Feeding the data, url for download. Ultimately, the links have been sent to your Computer and Android phone.
Follow this instructions to install Docker if it is not installed.
Pull Docker image from Docker Hub and start the container
Make sure you are logged into Docker Hub from your command line by running
docker login. The Docker Hub repository is here.
Now run the following commands
$ docker pull ashwani99/moboff # disable access control for X11 server $ xhost + # run the container $ docker run -it -rm -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY \ -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix \ ashwani99/moboff # run moboff $ moboff # press Ctrl+C to stop the running container
Locally build the image and start a container
# build the docker image $ docker build -t moboff . # disable access control for X11 server $ xhost + # run the container $ docker run -it -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY \ -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix \ moboff # run moboff $ moboff # press Ctrl+C to stop the running container
Usage: moboff [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... A command line tool to download, convert and send youtube videos or playlists to your device via Pushbullet. You need to install Pushbullet in all your devices for this to work. If this is your first time using this, please run `moboff initialise` to add required information. Run `moboff download --help` to know about various options while downloading and sending. Options: --help Show this message and exit. Commands: download Downloads and sends the video initialise Initialise with info
moboff download --help
Usage: moboff download [OPTIONS] Download a youtube video or playlist in best audio and video quality by providing a link, and then send to the preffered device, or override it with `--newdevice` option. Provide the device name for `--newdevice` in quotes for e.g. "OnePlus One". Please run `moboff initialise` if this is your first time. Options: --link TEXT Paste the link here to download and send to your device --newdevice TEXT Overwrite the saved device --video Send the video file instead of mp3 file. --delete Delete the music file after sending. --send Send the file to a friend. --help Show this message and exit.
moboff initialise --help
Usage: moboff initialise [OPTIONS] Initialise the program with your API key and preferred device. Options: --help Show this message and exit.
This is a very young project. If you have got any suggestions for new features or improvements, please comment over here. Pull Requests are most welcome !