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From: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
To: Rene Maurer <rmnet@mailc.net>
Cc: dtas-all@nongnu.org
Subject: Re: Output the filename of the current playing song
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:34:08 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20151127113408.GA11770@dcvr.yhbt.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20151127113317.21e820ad@loco5>

Rene Maurer <rmnet@mailc.net> wrote:
> Hello
> 
> I am really very happy using dtas. There are some minor things I miss.
> One thing is a shortcut to get the filename of the current playing song.
> For example something like this: 
> 
> # COMMANDS
> 
> * current song [FILENAME] - output the filename of the current playing
>   song or the song at the top if the queue in case the player is
>   paused. If FILENAME is specified, the output is written to that file.

Great to know you're still using it!

You can use "dtas-ctl current" and parse the YAML output.
Perhaps something along the lines of:

	#!/usr/bin/env ruby
	require 'yaml'
	x = YAML.load `dtas-ctl current`
	if cur = x['current']
	  puts cur['infile']
	elsif x['paused']
	  x = YAML.load `dtas-ctl queue cat`
	  puts Array(x[0])[0]
	end

Fwiw, I never intended the current player protocol to be used
much; but was planning on writing an MPRIS proxy to talk to
dtas-player and encourage users to use existing MPRIS clients
instead...

However, MPRIS seems to be a dead-end for text-only clients;
while mpd has a strong following.   So I'll probably start work
on an mpd protocol proxy over holidays, so we'll have a lot more
clients able to use the playback features dtas-player.

Of course, the editing/effects features of dtas will only be
available via the dtas-player protocol, but the MPD-compatible
library will be able to play YAML files intended for
dtas-splitfx (or anything dtas-player understands).


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2015-11-27 10:33 Rene Maurer
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