|0.1.5||Jan 31, 2023|
|0.1.4||Jul 28, 2022|
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Simple version: Shows desktop notifications for media/music track changes.
Technical version: Dependency-light, highly-customizable, XDG desktop notification generator for 🎵 🎹 MPRIS media status changes 💿.
Screenshot of mpris-notifier (cfg) being displayed with mako (cfg)
- Dependency-light: mpris-notifier tries to keep a fairly minimal dependency surface, where each dependency is documented and justified in the Cargo.toml.
- Compatibility: mpris-notifier implements the MPRIS2 Player specification as well as the XDG Desktop Notifications specification, making it highly compatible among both media clients as well as notification daemons.
- Customizability: Most aspects of mpris-notifier's behavior can be customized, particularly the format of the generated messages.
mpris-notifier is particularly useful for when..
- .. you run a headless music client, or a music client that doesn't natively emit desktop notifications (works great with spotifyd!)
- .. you often switch between music clients, or run multiple music clients at once, and want consistent notifications without extra configuration (the same way sxhkd lets you reuse a hotkey configuration among multiple DEs)
To install via Cargo:
cargo install mpris-notifier
To install from source, first, install Rust, and then run:
git clone github.com/l1na-forever/mpris-notifier cd mpris-notifier cargo install --path .
Binary releases can be found on the Releases page. To install a binary release, simply copy the executable to wherever's convenient (such as
~/.local/bin), and run it!
Typically, mpris-notifier is added to your desktop environment's start script (such as your
~/.xprofile, or your window manager's configuration file). Add a line to run
mpris-notifier somewhere in the script:
Upon first run, a configuration file with default values is generated at
~/.config/mpris-notifier/config.toml. After customizing the configuration, restart
pkill mpris-notifier; mpris-notifier &
Configuration keys are as follows:
subject_format: Format string for the notification subject text.
body_format: Format string for the notification message text.
join_string: For fields including multiple entities (such as "artists"), this determines which character is used to join the strings.
enable_album_art: Enable album artwork fetch. When enabled, album artwork will appear alongside the album art, provided that the art fetch completes within the deadline.
album_art_deadline: The deadline, in milliseconds, before which the album art fetch must complete, else the notification will be sent without artwork.
The following specifiers are available for
mpris-notifier fails to start
Make sure that the environment you're starting
mpris-notifier from has a session D-Bus available. You can verify this by running
dbus-monitor from the same context as with
mpris-notifier doesn't emit notifications
First, verify that your notification daemon is working as expected by sending a notification from the same environment as
notify-send test # or dunstify test
Next, verify that MPRIS player properties signals are being emitted. Monitor the session D-Bus for the MPRIS signal, ensure lines are logged as the track changes:
dbus-monitor | grep PlaybackStatus
If both above steps succeed but mpris-notifier isn't emitting notifications, please file an issue 🛠️ 🩹.
mpris-notifier is mostly complete for my purposes, though I'll add small features as I need them. If there's an enhancement you'd like to see implemented (or would like to contribute 🥺), please file an issue.
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