Streamtagger provides command-line ability to save the artist and name of the track currently being streamed in iTunes.
Streamtagger is compatible with Mac OS X only.
I usually work in Terminal or MacVim and I don't want to have to switch to iTunes and copy the information if I hear a track I love and want to check out later.
With streamtagger installed, all I have to do is type 'stag' from the command line and the info is stored without breaking my current train of thought. The storage file defaults to /Users/<your username>/Desktop/streamtagger.txt, but can be changed by adding a TAGGER_FILE environment variable with the value of your preferred path. If you want the streamed track info printed out to the terminal as well as added to your tagger file, add a TAGGER_INFO environment variable.
If you'd like to quickly see your tagged songs, you can use “stag list” to print out your song file.
(By the way, I recommend Groove Salad on soma.fm.)
Streamtagger depends on a fork of the rubyosa gem (hosted at github.com/dramsay/rubyosa) which in turn depends on version 0.3.8.4 of the libxml-ruby gem.
If you haven't already, add gems.github.com to your gem sources (you only need to do this once):
sudo gem sources -a http://gems.github.com
Then, install the gem:
sudo gem install dramsay-streamtagger
To add the current stream track info to your tagger file:
To show the current contents of your tagger file:
To clear the contents of your tagger file:
To simply display the current stream track info without adding it to your tagger file:
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