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Old 01-02-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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commandline mplayer to update konsole tab name


I'm trying to get the title/album information from an ogg stream (specifically http://ic.streamingsoundtracks.com:80/sst32k.ogg) to automatically update my konsole tab name when the song changes.

The information is obviously there, I'm just not finding any way to access it in a meaningful way.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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So where are you stuck, exactly? Are you having trouble getting the tag info, or changing the tab name, or both, or what? What have you attempted so far?

I know you can change the tab session name on konsole, but I'm not sure if it's possible to do it dynamically. Perhaps with a dcop call? And it may be tricky to detect song changes in the running stream.

You may want to look into trying a different command line player. I called up the stream in moc, for example, and it displays the current track in the window title (not the tab name).
 
Old 01-03-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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Yeah, changing the tab name is just a dcop call.

I'm stuck pulling the information from the stream. I've tried using Python as a wrapper, though the call doesn't ever return anything because it's still streaming. I searched through DCOP to see if there was any way I could connect to mplayer that way. No dice.

And then I simply ran out of ideas. I honestly have no idea how to accomplish this short of hacking something into the source code.

And I'm sorry, I lied a little. I'm using Yakuake for my konsole, so I don't get a window title.
 
  


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