Now Playing in texts

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This plugin reads the tags "Title", "Artist" and "Album" of the currently played music, and writes into 5 text files ( np_album.txt | np_artist.txt | np_artist_title.txt | np_title.txt | np_radio.txt )
Note: if no "Title" as found, the file name is used.

Can be used together with any software that can read input from a text file, such as streaming software (OBS, OBS Studio...).

np_album.txt = Contains just the Album.
np_artist.txt = Contains just the Artist.
np_title.txt = Contains just the Title.
np_artist_title.txt = Contains the name of Artist and the Title in one line.
np_radio.txt = Contains the currently played music. Ideal if you listen a web radio. (If you not listen a web radio, identical to np_title.txt )


If you have other ideas for outputs TXT's, do not hesitate to proposed.

The TXT's files will be saved in the VLC user director which can be found in the following places :
Linux: ~/.local/share/vlc/
Windows: %APPDATA%/vlc
Mac OS X: /Users/%your_name%/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/

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Installation Instructions

Place this file in the corresponding folder and restart VLC or reload plugin extensions.

Linux :
Current User: ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/
All Users: /usr/lib/vlc/lua/extensions/

Windows :
Current User: %APPDATA%/vlc/lua/extensions
All Users: %ProgramFiles%/VideoLAN/VLC/lua/extensions

Mac OS X :
Current User: /Users/%your_name%/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/lua/extensions/
All Users: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/
Last changelog:

1.4 - Web radio support 9 days ago

Add "np_radio.txt" contains the currently played music. (If you not listen a web radio, identical to np_title.txt)
(Thanks ronchristie52 for this tip)

ronchristie52

10 days ago

First of all, thanks for this extension. I listen to bluesradio.gr (if you're a blues fan, you've got to check it out!) and I took your lua file and added another function to handle the "Now Playing" metadata item. I send it to a np_now_playing.txt file, then pick that up in my raspberry pi screensaver, dump the text to the display, and I've got a continuously updated display of what I'm listening to. Works like a charm.

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ronchristie52

10 days ago

I forgot to mention that the vlc.item array element is labeled "now_playing", for those interested in doing something similar.

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un_pogaz

9 days ago

and now it's a official feature. Thank for the tip.
Note: the output file is called "np_radio.txt" because, except if you listen a web radio, is identical to "np_title.txt"

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ragab

5 months ago

كيفية التحميل

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whodafispaul

7 months ago

Does not work, have it in lua extenesions, but no text file is created in any folder on my comp, searched every file on my hard drive and its not there.

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un_pogaz

7 months ago

The extension is not active by default.
To activate the extension, go to the Menu Bar > View > Now Playing in texts
A small check mark ✔ will appear if the extension is active.

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Sabretori

9 months ago

Errors:
TagLib: MPEG::Header::parse() -- Invalid sample rate.
TagLib: File::seek() -- Failed to set the file pointer.
TagLib: File::length() -- Failed to get the file size.
TagLib: File::seek() -- Failed to set the file pointer.
TagLib: File::length() -- Failed to get the file size.
TagLib: File::seek() -- Failed to set the file pointer.
TagLib: File::length() -- Failed to get the file size.
TagLib: MPEG::Header::parse() -- Invalid sample rate.
TagLib: File::seek() -- Failed to set the file pointer.
TagLib: File::length() -- Failed to get the file size.
TagLib: File::seek() -- Failed to set the file pointer.
TagLib: File::length() -- Failed to get the file size.
TagLib: MPEG::Header::parse() -- Invalid sample rate.
TagLib: File::seek() -- Failed to set the file pointer.
TagLib: File::length() -- Failed to get the file size.
... Ad Infinitum

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PalmaBeats

10 months ago

Can you make it to read the chapters and then write them in a file? It would be so helpful for me. Thanks!

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un_pogaz

10 months ago

Chapters? Are about Track Number?

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PalmaBeats

10 months ago

I mean, these chapters (http://i.imgur.com/Hb3BXRn.png). They are usually found in audiobooks or podcasts of iTunes. Thanks :)

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un_pogaz

10 months ago

Oh, this.
No, sorry, I do not think it is possible.
(But if it's possible, it's way too much above my skills)
But if you wanted to retrieve chapters (for other usage), use MKVToolNix and MKVExtractGUI-2

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PalmaBeats

10 months ago

Thanks for replying.
Unfortunately, MKVExtractGUI-2 extracts only embeded contents of mkv files :/

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un_pogaz

10 months ago

Transform your original file in a .mkv via MKVToolNix, then use MKVExtract
[Stop off topic / End of discussion]

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1.4 - Web radio support 9 days ago

Add "np_radio.txt" contains the currently played music. (If you not listen a web radio, identical to np_title.txt)
(Thanks ronchristie52 for this tip)

1.3 - Clear TXT's if no track 1 year ago

*The TXT's are cleared if no track is played or found (Stop or end of playlist, but Pause keep the files).

1.2 - "Artist - Title" feature 1 year ago

*Add "np_artist_title.txt" containing the Artiste name and the Title in one line. *Code optimization.

1.1 - Fontion "Clear files" 1 year ago

*Add a fontion "Clear files", when you disable the plugin or left VLC, the TXT's files are cleared. *Add a msg's for debug.

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updated Apr 15 2018
added Mar 12 2017
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