Now Playing in texts

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Description:

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 1 year ago

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

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un_pogaz

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years ago

Chapters? Are about Track Number?

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PalmaBeats

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago

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

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un_pogaz

2 years 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 1 year ago

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

1.4 - Web radio support 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

1.1 - Fontion "Clear files" 2 years 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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