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amarok Anti-Geeking Jukebox


Amarok Script

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amarok Anti-Geeking Jukebox

amarok Anti-Geeking Jukebox

Link:  http://
Downloads:  2885
Submitted:  Mar 20 2005
Updated:  Apr 28 2005


The amarok Anti-Geeking Jukebox is a small amarok script that runs a locked xscreensaver hack displaying the title, artist, album and album cover of the currently playing track.

It is written in bash and requires these external programs (all pretty common):

The Image Magick toolkit (specifically mogrify, convert and composite)
xscreensaver, xscreensaver-command

The idea was to create something to run at parties that would let people see what song was playing without letting them sit down and geek out (checking email, reading webcomics, whatever...). It was inspired by a good friend of mine with a bad habit for doing that.

It is still in a very early stage of development. There are no configuration options. I make no guarantees it will work any system other than my own (although I can't see why it wouldn't).

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 Outstanding Thinking

 by BorgQueen on: Mar 20 2005
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Outstanding. Excellent thinking and foresight.

Well done you,

The Borg Queen

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 Re: Outstanding Thin

 by noquarter on: Apr 1 2005
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Well. Thank ya.

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 by nuka on: Apr 29 2005
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why not put a visualization in the background behind the album cover?

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 Littel help

 by Litwin on: Mar 14 2006
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I'm using Image Magic 6.2.3 and fancy i have all nessecery softwear ( I have OpenSUSE). When i'm using script screen goes black, and he don't show cover. What should I do?

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 great - status ?

 by richlv on: Apr 12 2006
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this is really great utility, but what's the current status ?

it would be nice to have some customisation, to be able to show upcoming tracks from the playlist and maybe queue, if one exists.

also, giving the ability to control amarok only might be useful in some cases (turning the computer in sort of jukebox-only). maybe even limiting amarok controls available ;)

oooh, i could write a quite long list of features to make this script really great ;)

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 nice improvement

 by bugmenot on: Jun 14 2006
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Making it say the track and artist was easy enough, but I also found it annoying that the script did not start xscreensaver immediately, so I made this edit to the end of the script:

while [ 1 ]
if [ $input = "trackChange" ]; then
cp ~/.xscreensaver ~/.xscreensaver.juke.bak
cp ~/.xscreensaver.juke ~/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-command -select 1
cp ~/.xscreensaver.juke.bak ~/.xscreensaver

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 by bugmenot on: Oct 2 2006
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I just use xtrlock on parties. That way people can make compliments about Amarok and still not tamper with the rest of the desktop.

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