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How to make Conky read out music from Rhythmbox

Solid
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Re: How to make Conky read out music from Rhythmbox

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Post by Solid » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:12 pm

asqwerth wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Have you tried replacing all instances of "clementine" with "rhythmbox" in the conky config? Try "Rhythmbox" with a capital "R" if "rhythmbox" doesn't work. I tested it with Lollypop and it required a capital "L".

The mediaplayer.py script apparently works with all media players that use the MPRIS standard. I"m assuming rhythmbox is MPRIS-compatible. In the default conky config, the command makes the script get music info from clementine. So you can change it to make the script get info from rhythmbox.

If that doesn't work, it just means that the mediaplayer python script does not work with Rhythmbox and you'll need to find another script or a different conky config that runs with Rhythmbox.
Tried it and even looked into the script itself and as it turns out Rhythmbox isn't supported by it. So I guess i'm gonna go script hunting. If I find a good script I will post it here and mark the thread as [SOLVED].

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Re: How to make Conky read out music from Rhythmbox

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Post by Solid » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:13 pm

Also if anyone has any good scripts for Rhythmbox or any other solutions you wanna suggest that works too. :p

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