MPDTube

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mpdtube
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Participants Melan
Skills Python, Linux
Status Active
Niche Music
Purpose Infra
Tool No
Location
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Tool category General

mpdtube

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What

A small program that runs on the SlabPI that takes input from MQTT and feeds it to youtube-dl which in turn puts the extracted audio into MPD.

Where

It runs in /home/pi/mpdtube and as a systemd service called mpdtube.

Usage

MQTT Server: arbiter.vm.nurd.space

Send a MQTT message to the topic mpd/youtube-dl/play, the video will be automatically downloaded and have the audio extracted and then put in MPD's current playlist. If random mode is enabled, the song will get the highest priority so that it gets played next, songs get added with the highest priority (256), once a song has already been queued with priority 256, the next song will be at priority 255 and so on. If MPD is in normal mode, it will put the song as the next in the list. And if MPD is not playing, it will start playing the song right away.

If you want to monitor the output, you can as MPDTube publishes the information to mpd/youtube-dl/status/# (/info, /warning and /error).

You can now also use it on IRC with the command !mpdtube.

Input

You can give anything that youtube-dl supports, which includes soundcloud. You can see a full list over here. You can also search for youtube videos by using ytsearch:kinderen voor kinderen, it will pick the top most result. Although it seems that not everything works properly yet such as Pornhub.

Todo

- Spotify song to youtube integration? (Requires a user token, though)

- Proper queuing when not running in random mode

- Add tags to the final files

- Clean up older files after 30 days or so

- Probably still need to fix when MPD is not in random mode

- Update the githubz

Source

You can get the source code here

 
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