Search, Stream and Download MP3
[UPDATE 13/Feb/2014: To assist with packaging and resolve a nameclash with other software, this program has been renamed from pms to mps]
[UPDATE 3/Feb/2014 - see mps-youtube for accessing youtube content]
- Search and stream music
- Create playlists
- Download music
- Works with Python 2.7 and 3.x
- Works with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
- No Python dependencies
- Requires mplayer
sudo pip install mps
git clone https://github.com/np1/mps.git
Download zip file or tar.gz and extract: https://github.com/np1/mps/archive/master.zip https://github.com/np1/mps/archive/master.tar.gz
Mac OS X installation notes
Install mplayer with MacPorts:
sudo port install MPlayer
It is recommended you update to the latest version.
Upgrade pip installation:
sudo pip install mps --upgrade
Upgrade git clone:
(from within the mps directory) git pull
mps is run on the command line using the command:
or on Linux/MacOS if you are in the same directory:
Enter h from within the program for help.
You can enter an artist/song name to search whenever the program is expecting text input. Searches must be prefixed with either a . or / character.
Enter n or p to go to the next / previous page of results
When a list of songs is displayed, such as search results or a playlist, you can use the following commands:
d 3 to download song 3
all to play all displayed tracks
1,2,3 to play songs 1 2 and 3
2-4,6,6-3 to play songs 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 5, 4, 3
Note: The commands shuffle and repeat can be inserted at the start or end of any of the above to enable those play modes: eg, shuffle 1-4 or 2-4,1 repeat
rm 1,5 to remove songs 1 and 5.
rm 1,2,5-7 to remove songs 1,2 and 5-7.
rm all to remove all songs
sw 1,3 to swap the position of songs 1 and 3
mv 1,3 to move song 1 to postion 3
add 1,2,3 to add songs 1,2 and 3 to the current playlist.
add 1-4,6,8-10 to add songs 1-4, 6, and 8-10 to the current playlist
add 1-4,7 <playlist_name> to add songs 1-4 and 7 to a saved playlist. A new playlist will be created if the given name doesn’t already exist.
vp to view the current playlist (then use rm, mv and sw to modify it)
ls to list your saved playlists
open <playlist_name or ID> to open a saved playlist as the current playlist
view <playlist_name or ID> to view a playlist (leaves current playlist intact)
play <playlist_name or ID> to play a saved playlist directly.
save or save <playlist_name> to save the currently displayed songs as a stored playlist on disk
rmp <playlist_name or ID> to delete a playlist from disk
mv <old_name or ID> <new_name> to rename a playlist
q to quit
h for help
top show top tracks this week
top3m show top tracks for last 3 months
top6m show top tracks for last 6 months
topyear show top tracks for last year
topall show all time top tracks
list [pleer playlist url]` to import a playlist from the web.
Playlist Name Completion
When using open, view or play to access a playlist, you can enter the first few characters instead of the whole name. The first alphabetically matching playlist will be opened / displayed.
To play a saved playlist when invoking mps use the following command:
mps play <playlistname>
This also works for other commands, eg:
mps .mozart to search
mps view <playlistname> to view a saved playlist
mps ls to list saved playlists
mps top to list top tracks this week
mps open moz to open a saved playlist called mozart.
When selecting songs for playback, removing or adding you can use 5- to select song 5 upward and -5 to select up to song 5. This can be included with other choices so for example: 5,3,7-,-2. You can also use spaces instead of commas eg. 5 3 7- -2.
Quality / Bitrate
Add +best to a search query to return high bitrate results or +good to exclude them.
Using MPV instead of MPlayer
If you have mpv installed and want to use that instead of mplayer;
From within mps:
set player mpv set playerargs --really-quiet --no-video
To view configuration, enter set and to change any item enter: set <item> <value>. This can be used to change the download path (DDIR) and will persist after exiting the program. To reset all settings to default, use set all default or for a single item, set <item> default