Today another simple utility program I have just written – there is probably already something similar available out there, but it was easier to write my own than to look for it. First a little background: I use Music Player Daemon most of the time to play my music – I keep all the music files in one directory and have them nicely indexed. But sometimes I want to play a file I just downloaded, outside of that directory, or I want to search for a file using Deskbar and play it. This means I need a small script that will be associated with music files and will perform the most appropriate action.
import os import sys import mpdclient2 import subprocess basedir = "/home/sheep/music/" if len(sys.argv)<2: sys.exit() filename = os.path.abspath(sys.argv) mpd = mpdclient2.connect() if filename.startswith(basedir): musicname = filename[len(basedir):] mpd.add(musicname) mpd.play(len(mpd.playlistinfo())-1) else: mpd.stop() subprocess.call(["/usr/bin/totem", filename])