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A simple python script and conky config to display lyrics of the currently playing song on your desktop.

Maintainer: --Durand 02:59, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

conky-lyrics.py (snippets taken from mpdlyricsscript)

#!/usr/bin/env python

import os,urllib

artist,title = os.popen('mpc --format "%artist%//%title%" | head -n1').read().split("//")

artist = artist.replace(" ","%20")
title = title.replace(" ","%20")
# Get html
html = urllib.urlopen("http://www.lyricsplugin.com/winamp03/plugin/?artist=%s&title=%s"%(artist,title)).read()
lyrstart = html.find('<div id="lyrics">') + 17
lyrend = html.find('</div>',lyrstart)
lyrics = html[lyrstart:lyrend].strip()
# remove html formatting
lyrics = lyrics.replace('<br />','' ).replace('"', '"').strip()
# and dos line feeds
lyrics = lyrics.replace('\r','')
print(lyrics)

.conky-lyrics (remember to edit the last line to give the location of the python script)

##############################################
# Output
##############################################
# Use Xft?
use_xft yes
xftfont DejaVu Sans:size=6
xftalpha 0.8
text_buffer_size 2048

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 1

# This is the number of times Conky will update before quitting.
# Set to zero to run forever.
total_run_times 0

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# Minimum size of text area
#minimum_size 180 0
maximum_width 1000

# Draw shades?
draw_shades no

# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no

# Draw borders around text
draw_borders no
Hack:mpdlyricsscript
# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 0

# border margins
border_margin 5

# border width
border_width 1

# Default colors and also border colors
default_color grey
own_window_colour grey

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
alignment top_left

# Gap between borders of screen and text
# same thing as passing -x at command line
gap_x 35
gap_y 35

# Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
no_buffers yes

# set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
uppercase no

# number of cpu samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
cpu_avg_samples 2

# number of net samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
net_avg_samples 2

# Force UTF8? note that UTF8 support required XFT
override_utf8_locale yes

# Add spaces to keep things from moving about? This only affects certain objects.
use_spacer none

TEXT
${font Arial Black:size=10}${mpd_artist}${font}
${font Arial Black:size=8}${mpd_title}${font}

${execi 1 python ~/bin/conkyLyrics.py}

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