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Grooveshark API

Unofficial grooveshark API ruby library gives your ability to search and stream songs, manage playlists, media library and favorites. API was discovered using http proxy and does not pretend to be always valid due to website API changes.

Looking for maintainer. Submit a new issue if interested.

Installation

Install gem from rubygems:

gem install grooveshark

Or add this line to your Gemfile:

gem "grooveshark"

And install bundle:

bundle install

Usage

First, you'll need to create a session. Grooveshark's session is a regular PHP session with expiration date of 7 days.

require 'grooveshark'

client = Grooveshark::Client.new

To get session key just call

session = client.session

You can store this key for 7 days after creation and use it like this:

client = Grooveshark::Client.new(SESSION_KEY)

Now we can find some songs:

songs = client.search_songs('Nirvana')

songs.each do |s|
  s.id          # Song ID
  s.name        # Song name
  s.artist      # Song artist name
  s.album       # Song album name
  s.duration    # Song duration in seconds (not always present, 0 by default)
end

We got collection of songs. Check Song object for additional attributes. In order to stream song we need to get the authorization

song = songs.first
url = client.get_song_url(song)

Given url is valid only for current session and cannot be shared or stored permanently. Also, it probably violates terms of service.

User Authentication

To get your user account you need to provide username and password. If username or password is not valid InvalidAuthentication exception will be raised.

client = Grooveshark::Client.new

begin
  user = client.login('username', 'password')
rescue InvalidAuthentication
  puts "Oooops! Wrong username or password"
end

Playlists and favorites

Get all user playlists:

user.playlists.each do |p|
  p.id          # Playlist ID
  p.name        # Playlist name
  p.about       # Playlist description (empty by default)
end

Get user playlist:

playlist = user.get_playlist(PLAYLIST_ID)

Get all playlist songs:

playlist = user.get_playlist(ID)
playlist.load_songs
songs = playlist.songs

Rename existing playlist:

playlist = user.get_playlist(ID)
playlist.rename('NEW NAME', 'NEW DESCRIPTION')

Delete existing user playlist

playlist = user.get_playlist(ID)
playlist.delete

Create a new playlist. First parameter is mandatory, description and songs are optional. For songs you can provide array of Song objects or array of IDs.

songs = client.search_songs('Joe Satriani')
p = user.create_playlist('NAME', 'DESCRIPTION', songs)

Get user favorite songs:

songs = user.favorites

Add song to favorites:

user.add_favorite(song) # Song object or song ID

Remove song from favorites:

user.remove_favorite(song) # Song object or song ID

Broadcasts

Get top broadcasts:

client.top_broadcasts.each do |b|
  b.id                # Broadcast ID
  b.name              # Broadcast Name
end

To reload the current status of the broadcast (e.g. currently playing song, next song, etc.), call reload_status method:

broadcast.reload_status

Get the current and next song for a broadcast:

current_song = broadcast.active_song
next_song = broadcast.next_song

Check whether the broadcast is currently playing:

if broadcast.is_playing
  # Do something e.g. get the currently playing song.
end

User library

Get all songs from library as a collection of Song objects

songs = user.library

Add songs to library:

songs = client.search_songs('The Beatles')
user.library_add(songs)

Remove selected songs from library. Unfortunately mass-deletion is not supported by Grooveshark API. You will have to delete each song via separate method call.

song = user.library.first # Lest pick a first song in the library
user.library_remove(song)

Explore community

Get all recently active users:

client.recent_users

Find user by ID:

client.get_user_by_id('ID')

Find user by username:

client.get_user_by_username('username')

Fetch recent user activity:

user = client.get_user_by_username('user')
user.feed

Testing

Run test suite:

rake test

Contact

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Dan Sosedoff.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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