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{{Article summary text|This article outlines the installation and some basic troubleshooting for the Pandora client, Pianobar.}}
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{{Article summary link|Pianobar|http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/}}
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Pianobar is a free/open-source, console-based client for the personalized online radio [http://www.pandora.com/ Pandora].
 
Pianobar is a free/open-source, console-based client for the personalized online radio [http://www.pandora.com/ Pandora].
  
http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/
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'''''Features'''
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* ''play and manage (create, add more music, delete, rename, ...) stations
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* ''rate songs and explain why they have been selected
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* ''upcoming songs/song history
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* ''customize keybindings and text output
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* ''remote control and eventcmd interface (send tracks to last.fm, for example)
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* ''proxy support for listeners outside the USA''
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
 
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Pianobar can be installed from the [[Official Repositories]] with the package {{pkg|pianobar}}.
Sync and install with pacman:
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# pacman -S pianobar
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==Troubleshooting==
 
==Troubleshooting==

Revision as of 01:44, 24 August 2013

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This article outlines the installation and some basic troubleshooting for the Pandora client, Pianobar.
Required software
Pianobar
Related
List_of_Applications/Multimedia

Pianobar is a free/open-source, console-based client for the personalized online radio Pandora.

Features

  • play and manage (create, add more music, delete, rename, ...) stations
  • rate songs and explain why they have been selected
  • upcoming songs/song history
  • customize keybindings and text output
  • remote control and eventcmd interface (send tracks to last.fm, for example)
  • proxy support for listeners outside the USA

Installation

Pianobar can be installed from the Official Repositories with the package pianobar.

Troubleshooting

If you are experiencing sound/quality issues when running pianobar, and you are currently using ALSA as your sound driver, the following fix may be useful:

  • Install alsa-oss. See the ALSA page for more information.
  • Change the default libao driver from alsa to oss.
/etc/libao.conf
default_driver=oss
  • Now to run pianobar:
$ aoss pianobar
  • Alternatively, you can use pulseaudio.
/etc/libao.conf
default_driver=pulse

Be sure to remove the dev=default option of the alsa driver or adjust it to specify a specific Pulse sink name or number.

Note: The provided fix may affect other applications that use audio since the default driver is being changed. Switch back to the normal configuration at anytime by editing /etc/libao.conf