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 )
np_uri.txt = Contains the file location in URI format.

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:

1.5 - URI file location 22 days ago

Add "np_uri.txt" contains the file location in URI format.

EdwardBackstrom

22 days ago

Is there a way to save a local file url for the current coverart to np_cover.txt? This would be useful for programs such as Rainmeter. The file just needs to be the url, the reading program would be responsible for handling the image regardless of file format.

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un_pogaz

22 days ago

I added "np url.text" which contains the location of the file in URI format.
This should work, the URI is just a, more technical, alternative for location of a file.

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geekpeter

17 days ago

Instead of the mp3's actual file location i think un_pogaz means something like the album art jpg stored in %APPDATA%\vlc\art\artist, basically a means to get the current songs album cover art in a useable place just like your .txt files, any way to have the album art saved along with your txt files? i place the .txt files in my ramdrive to limit all those txt files writing tons of stuff to my hdd, the only thing missing for me is also album art to make OBS show everything i want from 1 source/addon.

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geekpeter

17 days ago

used wrong name above, meant to reply to edward :)

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ronchristie52

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

6 months ago

كيفية التحميل

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whodafispaul

8 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

8 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

10 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

11 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

11 months ago

Chapters? Are about Track Number?

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PalmaBeats

11 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

11 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

11 months ago

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

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un_pogaz

11 months ago

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

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1.5 - URI file location 22 days ago

Add "np_uri.txt" contains the file location in URI format.

1.4 - Web radio support 1 month 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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