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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

Timeline / "slider" for Openbox' MPC pipe menu (

Posted 08-17-2015 at 07:27 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-07-2015 at 02:12 AM by the dsc

My most recent customization/tweak to a script that isn't really mine:

Change the denominator of "slice1" and the put the same number in the loop in order to have more or less time slices. It seems there may be something somewhat wrong with the maths, but seems to work nevertheless.

  echo "  <separator />"
    dur=$(mpc -f %time% | head -n 1)
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Passing some mplayer options to smplayer from a script

Posted 12-18-2014 at 12:56 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-28-2014 at 06:22 PM by the dsc (fixing the method)

PS/edit.: renamed the title as it's really something that makes more sense from within scripts, not from the command line itself. Unless perhaps one makes a wrapper script that edits smplayer.ini with whatever parameters are set by command line and resets afterwards, while still somehow preserving smplayer's own syntax, if that's even possible.

Major edit:

Apparently the best way to go is to dinamically edit or switch/rename the smplayer.ini file, in the following...
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Random song constrained by keyword on MPC

Posted 08-12-2010 at 12:17 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-12-2010 at 12:21 AM by the dsc
Tags mpc, music

Save it as a script, perhaps even as an alias:

mpc play `shuf -e $(mpc playlist -f "[(%position%) %artist% %title% %file%]" |egrep $1 | grep -Eo "\(.*\)"| sed 's:).*::g' | sed 's:(::g') -n 1`
Then type at some terminal:

mpcr[andom] <artist/keyword>

(or however you chose to name/alias it)

And mpc will play a random song from the pool resulting from the keyword filter.

I guess the whole...
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