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Download and display album art for mpd tracks.

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# 🎵 bum

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`bum` is a daemon that downloads album art for songs playing in `mpd` and displays them in a little window. `bum` doesn't loop on a timer, instead you can send it `SIGUSR1` to make it wake up and download album art for the current playing track. This makes `bum` lightweight and makes it idle at `~0%` CPU usage.

`bum` uses [musicbrainz]( to source and download cover art, if an album is missing it's cover art you can easily create an account and fill in the data yourself. `bum` outputs a `release-id` which you can use to find the exact entry on musicbrainz.

Note: `bum` is meant to be used with files that don't have embedded album art (`mopidy-spotify`).


## Dependencies

- `python 3.6+`
- `python-mpv`
- `musicbrainzngs`
- `mpc`

## Installation

pip install bum

## Usage

usage: bum [-h] [--size "px"] [--cache_dir "/path/to/dir"] [--version]

bum - Download and display album art for mpd tracks.

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--size "px" what size to display the album art in.
--cache_dir "/path/to/dir"
Where to store the downloaded cover art.
--version Print "bum" version.

## Customization

### ncmpcpp

You can configure `ncmpcpp` to send `SIGUSR1` to `bum` on every song change.

# .ncmpcpp/config

# Execute bum on song change.
execute_on_song_change = "pkill -USR1 bum"

### shell

You can use `mpc idleloop` to send `SIGUSR1` to `bum` on every song change.

# Wake up bum on song change.
while :; do
mpc idleloop player | pkill -USR1 bum$

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