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Lofi: a tiny Spotify player

Website β€’ FAQ

Lofi is a mini Spotify player with visualizations. It is not a replacement for the Spotify Desktop app, nor does it play music independently of the Spotify app; instead, Lofi works alongside it to provide a more intuitive and pleasant access to common features. Lofi also displays cover art and track info stylishly and it facilitates WebGL-powered audio visualizations for both Windows, MacOS and Linux. In other words, it's a "tiny Spotify player" or a "mini mode" to enhance the Spotify desktop app.

Design goals

  • A small, 1:1 aspect ratio player depicting album art
  • An always-on-top "widget-like" app
  • Minimalist (no extraneous controls)
  • Multiple-screen capable
  • Windows, MacOS and Linux compatible
  • Visualization-ready (WebGL)
  • ≀ 100MB memory footprint

Building

To build, you'll need node-gyp, a compatible Python version (2.x), and your operating system's SDK (Microsoft Build Tools or Xcode).

First, you'll need to run:

$ yarn install

If you have more than one Python installation on your system, you can prevent the build from failing by editing the package.json file in the root directory.

Append the following on the "build": ... line:

--python path/to/python27

Now you can run yarn install again.

Distribution

To create a setup file, run yarn run dist. The output will be located in ./dist.

$ yarn run dist

Development

To develop, open up a Terminal and type:

$ yarn run development
$ yarn run start

node-sass compatibility

You might need to change the node-sass version inside package.json to be compliant with your nodejs version or the node-gyp build might fail.

Please refer to the Node version support policy matrix on the node-sass web site.

Bugs, issues, and contributing

Found a πŸ›? Have a feature request? Feel free to open an issue or contribute.

As always, you are more than welcome join our Discord 🎀 server. The more the merrier! πŸŽ‰

Don't forget to ⭐ and/or fork this repo.

License

MIT