Conky for Amarok 1.4 and 2

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I've written several bash scripts now to display Amarok's track data and cover in conky. Since my script folder started to get a bit crowded, I decided to clean up and pull everything together into just a couple of scripts.

I still use Amarok 1.4 in Gnome. Here everything works as intended. Included is also an Amarok 2 script, but I haven't tested it much on KDE. So if you find anything that needs correcting then please let me know so I can make the changes.

Due to the way Amarok 1.4 and 2 provide their track data there are quite a few differences in what is available for each. Check the README file for all the options.

The above screenshot does not show all the cover styles. There is a 5th plain style (default) which simply returns the coverart and resizes it to 150x150.

Another option is to display the coverart in greyscale.

Both the style and colour/greyscale can be specified from inside the conky script which makes changing the look easy.

The README file contains all the instructions you should need, including installation. There's also a sample conky script.

It also shouldn't be difficult to adapt the cover script for other players.

Note: I couldn't get the stack style to work with Amarok 2 in KDE.
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VanBastian

10 years ago

well done
useful

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larryni

10 years ago

Thanks :)

Which version of Amarok are you using?

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VanBastian

10 years ago

1.4.10

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larryni

10 years ago

In 1.4 everything works 100% - that's what I use.

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DIMT

10 years ago

why it doesn't work with amarok 2.3.2?

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larryni

10 years ago

It should work, I tested it before I released it.

I haven't got time at the moment, but will launch my VM with Kubuntu tomorrow to check it out.

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leodelacruz

10 years ago

no problem, thanks!

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leodelacruz

10 years ago

Something like this for audacious? thx!

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larryni

10 years ago

Hmm, conky supports Audacious out of the box when it comes to the track data http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html, but nothing for cover art.

Audacious uses MPRIS, but I can' find a way to query the path to the cover :(

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