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Amarok Script

Score 78%

Link:  Link
Downloads:  12928
Submitted:  Oct 30 2006
Updated:  Mar 3 2009


To view the README in html visit http://people.cs.uct.ac.za/~ksmith/AmarokPidgin.html

Now Listening for Pidgin
Version 0.2 - February 2009

A plugin for Amarok 1 and 2 that updates your Pidgin status message with what you are currently listening too.

If you want to update your Gaim status message, look for the AmarokGaim package.

* Amarok (Tested on Amarok 1.4.10 or Amarok 2.0-SVN-Neon Jan 14 2009)
* Pidgin with D-Bus support (Tested on Pidgin 2.5.2)
* Python with D-Bus support (Tested on Python 2.5.2 (Should also work with
Python 2.4))
* DCOP client (If using Amarok 1. Tested on KDE 3.5.10)
* Optionally depends on chardet for better character
decoding. [http://chardet.feedparser.org/]


* Version 0.2.1 (03/03/2009)
- Executible bit was not switched on! So could not install in Amarok 1.
* Version 0.2 (11/02/2009)
- Your Buddy Icon can now be set to the currently playing song's album cover. Set *cover_icon* to true in the config file to enable.
- Made Media status type "tune". To update:
+ Stop AmarokPidgin in Amarok
+ Delete Media status in Pidgin
+ Start AmarokPidgin in Amarok
- New variables $rating and $score.
* Version 0.1.9 (16/05/2008)
- New variables: $year, $nowPlaying, $lyricsURL, $lyrics. Based on a patch
by Hieu Hoang.
- Variable Map. Based on work by Ryan Davis.
- Seems to work with Pidgin 2.4.0 now.
- Media status is of type Avaliable now by default.
* Version 0.1.8 (09/02/2008)
- Can use chardet library to decode strings.
- Testing of the new decoding routine thanks to David Partain.
- Fixed bug with status not returning to Media.
- Quick hack to prevent crashes on debugging output.
* Version 0.1.7 (02/08/2007)
- Closes script when Amarok sends SIGTERM. (Thanks to Kiyoshi Murata)
- Only media status is updated. No changing status anymore on song change.
- Pausing only changes status if status is on Media. (Thanks to Vasilis
* Version 0.1.6 (27/05/2007)
- Changed project name to AmarokPidgin
- Updated codebase to use purple. With thanks to the following contributors:
* Tony Bassette
* Thomas Bird
* Luigi Capriotti
* Version 0.1.5 (05/04/2007)
- Can now change nick instead of status message.
- Updates to unicode handling.
- Updates status type if necessary (Thanks to Vasilis Vasaitis)
* Version 0.1.4 (20/11/2006)
- Fixed a bug with misbehaving kdialogs. (Thanks to Kartik Mohta)
- Now changes Gaim's status back too default when script closes.
- Updates status if a song is playing when the script starts.
* Version 0.1.3 (14/11/2006)
- Now can block expletives in status message.
- Fixed a bug when reading in the configuration file.
* Version 0.1.2 (02/11/2006)
- Fixed unicode strings bug. (Thanks too Tim Su)
- Added basic configuration
* Version 0.1.1 (30/10/2006)
- Forgot to comment out logging =/
* Version 0.1 (25/10/2006)
- Initial Release

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 It works but...

 by Mercur on: Dec 29 2006
Score 50%

Thank you for that script! It's a great script an works fine for my gaim. But I am having some trouble... I tought the music name, artist, etc, would appear as my nick name on msn for example. I may have to do some other configurations don't I ?

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 Re: It works but...

 by keegancsmith on: Jan 6 2007
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At the moment it only makes a custom status message. Unfortunetly MSN does not support that at the moment. I'll make it possible too change the nick in the next version.

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 Re: Re: It works but

 by bugmenot on: Jan 10 2007
Score 50%

I discovered this script today when i was looking for a solution to display amarok song information in msn on gaim. Even though it is not supported yet i was glad to see it is in the works.

I did a little research and according to the issue tracker at https://sourceforge.net/search/?group_id=235&words=%22personal+message%22+msn&type_of_search=artifact&words=%22personal+message%22&Search=Search
they are working on supporting personal messages for msn in gaim, though it seems it could take a while. Until then i would be perfectly happy with the now playing info integrated in my nickname.

ps. When I was using gaim 2.0 beta 3 on from the standard ubuntu edgy repository the script did not work, after adding the debuntu.org repository and upgrading to 2.0 beta 5 from it my song info is showing in gaim.

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 Great work!!

 by fireedo on: Jan 9 2007
Score 50%

This is really what I'm looking for....nice script....thanx a lot for this :)

(so windows user know what is linux and amarok :) )

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 crazy cpu eater

 by bjp on: Jan 17 2007
Score 50%

hello. i should begin by stating i am Gnome. i love the plugin but the .py is constantly in the 100% cpu range. i've had to abandon it for now but am looking forward to the future. cheers.

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 Re: crazy cpu eater

 by keegancsmith on: Jan 21 2007
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What version of amarok and python are you using?

The only reason I can think of this happening is if amarok is constantly writing message too amarokgaim, for some reason you're python isn't in blocking mode when reading the amarok output, or a problem in an external library.

Could you email me, and then I can send you a file too debug this problem.

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 error dbus

 by info on: Jan 29 2007
Score 50%

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./AmarokGaim.py", line 5, in ?
import dbus
ImportError: No module named dbus

i got above error when execute AmarokGaim.py file.

i already install
dbus 1.0
python 2.4
dbus-python 0.71

and im using slackware 11.0

pls help me.

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 Re: error dbus

 by keegancsmith on: Feb 19 2007
Score 50%


First result when searching for "slackware dbus-python". Google is your friend ;P

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 by bionnaki on: Feb 7 2007
Score 50%

I love this script, however, it is broken in beta6. error output:

The script 'AmarokGaim' exited with error code: 1

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/user/.kde/share/apps/amarok/scripts/AmarokGaim/AmarokGaim.py", line 5, in ?
import dbus
ImportError: No module named dbus

anyway to correct this?

also, one bug I noticed when it was running was when the music changed tracks while I was idle I would be brought back as available...even though I was not.

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 Re: broken

 by keegancsmith on: Feb 19 2007
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It works in beta6 for me. It seems that you have installed beta6 without dbus support. If you compiled it yourself remember the dbus flag.

Also the bug you mentioned has been fixed and will be released in the new version.

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 Doesn't work

 by lazyboy on: Feb 17 2007
Score 50%

I have installed amarok 1.4.4 on debian etch with gnome and gaim 2.0.0beta5. I dont know if gaim has D-bus support, how can I check? Also I dont know if I have the DCOP client.. Can anyone help me plz? Thanks

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 Re: Doesn't work

 by keegancsmith on: Feb 19 2007
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If you have the dcop client, you should have the program 'dcop' installed. Just try running it on through the console.

If AmarokGaim bombs out you probably don't have dbus or dbus-python. Google around for solutions.

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 Re: Re: Doesn't work

 by lazyboy on: Feb 22 2007
Score 50%

mmm, i have dcop installed and when i run it, it shows some apps (amarok, ktorrent and a few others)... I'm running gnome if that makes any difference.

I have python-dbus 0.71-3 and dbus 1.0.2.
I have gaim 2.0.0beta5, which I installed with "apt-get install gaim", so I dont know if it has dbus support.
I can run the AmarokGaim script: it doesnt give any errors, but in gaim it doesnt show the songs :(
It just says: Media, nothing else. Help!

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 Re: Re: Re: Doesn't

 by brucevdkooij on: Mar 12 2007
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This script calls kdialog through getoutput for displaying dialogs. The package which contains kdialog (part of KDE) isn't installed by default when using GNOME.

So what most likely happened is that you tried to configure the script, which (due to missing kdialog) wrote an "empty" configuration file to ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok/scripts-data. Remove this configuration file (AmarokGaim.ini) and it should work like a charm.

If you wish to use the dialogs to configure this script, use Synaptic or 'apt-get install kdebase-bin' to install kdialog.

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