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Rhythmbox ‘Now Playing’ script for XChat
Posted on Friday 27 March 2009

This is a small script I wrote for myself when using XChat and Rhythmbox.

Ever since the latest Rhythmbox release, there has been an undocumented feature in rhythmbox-client to print the string received from shoutcast streams, such as my favorite di.fm radio, which I normally have on. I found several xchat-rhythmbox announcers but they all lacked the ability to determine if rhythmbox currently streams music or listens to a music file.

Now that I actually have free time, I could write a small script to do exactly what I wanted, and I’ve decided to share it. The source/script is released under the terms of the WTFPL.

Download link: rhythmbox_nowplaying.tar.gz.


10 Comments for 'Rhythmbox ‘Now Playing’ script for XChat'

  1.  
    August 21, 2009 | 16:02
     

    Really thanx for it :D

  2.  
    August 30, 2009 | 11:14
     

    […] gibt auch auf LiraNuna’s DevBlog ein Plugin, ich habe es aber noch nicht […]

  3.  
    Dom
    September 3, 2009 | 22:11
     

    Hey,

    Do you think you could make it so it shows up automatically? When the song changes?

    Thanks!

  4.  
    galerien
    April 19, 2010 | 9:52
     

    Thank you so much, I hate python/pearl scripts, Didn’t wanted to make one!

    You rox

  5.  
    May 25, 2010 | 8:26
     

    Tks for this script.

  6.  
    October 21, 2010 | 22:58
     

    @Dom use the /timer command

    TIMER : Usage: TIMER [-refnum ] [-repeat ]
    TIMER [-quiet] -delete

    example
    /timer -refnum 1 -repeat 2 3 np

    the /np command repeats after every 3 seconds.

    I hope that was useful :)

  7.  
    xchat user
    October 30, 2010 | 7:05
     

    Very useful script. Thank you.

  8.  
    Zirenth
    April 30, 2011 | 22:01
     

    Heh, thanks for this. I didn’t even know Rhythmbox had command line options – then again, I never did check.

  9.  
    Luca
    June 16, 2011 | 0:53
     

    Unfortunately it looks that rythmobox-client has been dropped and therefore it looks that this plugin is not working anymore.
    At least this is true in version 2.90 included with fedora 15.

  10.  
    shaneo
    October 24, 2012 | 20:20
     

    Quick note the tar file is named without the extension. It says rhythmbox_nowplayingtar not rhythmbox_nowplaying.tar, I have to rename it to be able to extract no big deal or anything just a heads up. Thanks for this I use it all the time Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 with Rhythmbox 2.97

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