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- Description: Just make sure you have agrep installed, then adapt the filepaths if necessary. This script works fine in a mpd configuration where your mpd music directory contains directories which represent an album each.
- Homepage: http://rochel.dyndns.info/play
- Maintainer(s): Jan Rochel < jan PERIOD rochel POLLIWOG stud POINT uka FULLSTOP de >
#!/bin/sh # Needed tools: mpc, mktemp, and agrep. Set them below MKTEMP="mktemp -t play" MPC=mpc AGREP=tre-agrep # Create a temporary file tmp=`$MKTEMP` # Fill the temporary file with all available albums $MPC ls | tr _ ' ' > $tmp # Clear the current playlist $MPC clear > /dev/null # Extract the album(s) from the temporary file that match our query best, # and add them to the (empty) playlist. $AGREP -BS 9 -D 9 "`echo $@`" $tmp | $MPC add > /dev/null # Delete the temporary file rm $tmp # Start playback $MPC play > /dev/null # Print a nice summary of the current album to the terminal $MPC playlist | column
- Description: I've made some changes to this script. My version works with collections stored in every possible way.
- Author: Przemyslaw Gierski pgierski[re2mo4ve^th2i3s]AT o2 DOT pl
#!/bin/sh # Works well when you have music collection with album name somewhere in filename # Needed tools: mpc, mktemp, grep, and agrep. Set them below: MKTEMP="mktemp -t albumXXXXXXXXXXXX" MPC=mpc AGREP=agrep GREP=grep # Creates some temporary files albums_list=`$MKTEMP` files_list=`$MKTEMP` # Lists all albums to a temporary file $MPC list album > $albums_list # Takes arguments and do some search, in every loop it filters previous match with next argument. It temporary uses files_list, but it's done only to prevent writing new data to used file for opt in $@; do $AGREP -i -BS 9 -D 9 "`echo $opt`" $albums_list > $files_list cat $files_list > $albums_list done # Fill the temporary file with all available albums $MPC listall > $files_list # Clear the current playlist $MPC clear > /dev/null # Changes new line delimiter from " " to new line character IFS=" " # Find using grep file names for found album name. Grep is much faster then agrep. for opt in `cat $albums_list`; do $GREP -i "`echo $opt`" $files_list | $MPC add > /dev/null done # If playlist is empty tries agrep. # Sometimes (when album name has some odd characters grep cannot find file name) agrep comes handy. if [ -z "`mpc playlist`" ]; then echo Falling into agrep, grep failed to find file names. This will take a while. for opt in `cat $albums_list`; do $AGREP -i -BS 9 -D 9 "`echo $opt`" $files_list | $MPC add > /dev/null done fi # Start playback $MPC play > /dev/null # Print a nice summary of the current album to the terminal $MPC playlist | column # Delete temporary files rm $albums_list rm $files_list
You can also change it to find an artist just by changing:
$MPC list album > $albums_list
$MPC list artist > $albums_list
I also suggest Picard (free soft from MusicBrainz) for file tagging, it works great.