An MPD (Music Player Daemon) client library written in pure Python.
The latest release of python-musicpd can be found at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/python-musicpd.
Getting the latest source code
If you would instead like to use the latest source code, you can grab a copy of the development version from git by running the command:
git clone git://git.kaliko.me/python-musicpd.git
Installing from source
To install python-musicpd from source, simply run the command:
python3 setup.py install
You can use the --help switch to setup.py for a complete list of commands and their options. See the Installing Python Modules document for more details.
Using the client library
The client library can be used as follows:
client = musicpd.MPDClient() # create client object client.connect('localhost', 6600) # connect to localhost:6600 print client.mpd_version # print the mpd version print client.cmd('one', 2) # print result of the command "cmd one 2" client.close() # send the close command client.disconnect() # disconnect from the server
A list of supported commands, their arguments (as MPD currently understands them), and the functions used to parse their responses can be found in doc/commands.txt. See the MPD protocol documentation for more details.
Command lists are also supported using command_list_ok_begin() and command_list_end()
client.command_list_ok_begin() # start a command list client.update() # insert the update command into the list client.status() # insert the status command into the list results = client.command_list_end() # results will be a list with the results
Provide a 2-tuple as argument for command supporting ranges (cf. MPD protocol documentation for more details). Possible ranges are: “START:END”, “START:” and “:”
# An intelligent clear # clears played track in the queue, currentsong included pos = client.currentsong().get('pos', 0) # the 2-tuple range object accepts str, no need to convert to int client.delete((0, pos)) # missing end interpreted as highest value possible, pay attention still need a tuple. client.delete((pos,)) # purge queue from current to the end
A notable case is the rangeid command allowing an empty range specified as a single colon as argument (i.e. sending just “:”):
# sending "rangeid :" to clear the range, play everything client.rangeid(()) # send an empty tuple
Empty start in range (i.e. “:END”) are not possible and will raise a CommandError.
Commands may also return iterators instead of lists if iterate is set to True:
client.iterate = True for song in client.playlistinfo(): print song['file']
Each command have a send_<CMD> and a fetch_<CMD> variant, which allows to send a MPD command and then fetch the result later. This is useful for the idle command:
>>> client.send_idle() # do something else or use function like select() # http://docs.python.org/howto/sockets.html#non-blocking-sockets # ex. select([client], , ) >>> events = client.fetch_idle() # more complex use for example, with glib/gobject: >>> def callback(source, condition): >>> changes = client.fetch_idle() >>> print changes >>> return False # removes the IO watcher >>> client.send_idle() >>> gobject.io_add_watch(client, gobject.IO_IN, callback) >>> gobject.MainLoop().run()
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