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Pianobar is a free/open-source, console-based client for the personalized online radio [http://www.pandora.com/ Pandora].
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http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/
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[http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/ Pianobar] is a free/open-source, console-based client for the personalized online radio [http://www.pandora.com/ Pandora].
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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''
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{{Tip|Since Pianobar is a command line interface based program it can be placed in a different vterm than your desktop and be left to run.}}
  
 
==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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==Configuration==
# pacman -S pianobar
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First, you need to create a configuration file for Pianobar. This should be located at {{ic|$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/pianobar/config}} or {{ic|~/.config/pianobar/config}}
  
==Troubleshooting==
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{{hc|$ man pianobar|<nowiki>
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CONFIGURATION
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      The  configuration file consists of simple key = value lines, each ter‐
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      minated with a newline (\n) character. Note that keys  and  values  are
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      both  case  sensitive, and there must be exactly one space on each side
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      of the equals sign.
  
If you are experiencing sound/quality issues when running pianobar, and you are
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      act_* keys control pianobar's key-bindings.  Every  one-byte  character
currently using [[Advanced Linux Sound Architecture|ALSA]] as your sound driver, the following fix may be useful:
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      except for \x00 and the special value disabled are allowed here.</nowiki>}}
  
* Install {{Pkg|alsa-oss}}. See the [[Advanced Linux Sound Architecture|ALSA]] page for more information.
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Here is an example configuration file. See {{ic|man pandora}} for more configuration options.
* Change the default libao driver from alsa to oss.
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{{hc|$ ~/.config/pianobar/config|<nowiki>
{{hc|/etc/libao.conf|2=default_driver=oss}}
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audio_quality = {high, medium, low}
* Now to run pianobar:
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autostart_station = stationid
$ aoss pianobar
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* Alternatively, you can use pulseaudio.
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password = plaintext_password
{{hc|/etc/libao.conf|2=default_driver=pulse}}
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user = your@user.name</nowiki>}}
Be sure to remove the dev=default option of the alsa driver or adjust it to specify a specific Pulse sink name or number.
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==Troubleshooting==
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If you are experiencing sound/quality issues when running pianobar, and you are currently using [[Advanced Linux Sound Architecture|ALSA]] as your sound driver, the following fixes may be useful.
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{{Warning|The provided fixes may affect other applications that use audio as the default driver is being changed.}}
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# Install {{Pkg|alsa-oss}}. See the [[Advanced Linux Sound Architecture|ALSA]] page for more information.
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#* Change the default libao driver from alsa to oss.
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#*{{bc|<nowiki># /etc/libao.conf
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default_driver=oss</nowiki>}}
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#* Now run pianobar
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#** {{bc|$ aoss pianobar}}
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# Alternatively, you can use pulseaudio.
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#*{{bc|<nowiki># /etc/libao.conf
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default_driver=pulse</nowiki>}}
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{{Note|<nowiki>Be sure to remove the dev=default option of the alsa driver or adjust it to specify a specific Pulse sink name or number.</nowiki>}}
  
{{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}}
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==See also==
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* [http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/ Project's homepage]
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* [https://github.com/PromyLOPh/pianobar/ Project's GitHub]
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* http://ketan.lithiumfox.com/doku.php/pianobar

Revision as of 12:04, 24 February 2014

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
Tip: Since Pianobar is a command line interface based program it can be placed in a different vterm than your desktop and be left to run.

Installation

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

Configuration

First, you need to create a configuration file for Pianobar. This should be located at $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/pianobar/config or ~/.config/pianobar/config

$ man pianobar
CONFIGURATION
       The  configuration file consists of simple key = value lines, each ter‐
       minated with a newline (\n) character. Note that keys  and  values  are
       both  case  sensitive, and there must be exactly one space on each side
       of the equals sign.

       act_* keys control pianobar's key-bindings.  Every  one-byte  character
       except for \x00 and the special value disabled are allowed here.

Here is an example configuration file. See man pandora for more configuration options.

$ ~/.config/pianobar/config
audio_quality = {high, medium, low}
autostart_station = stationid

password = plaintext_password
user = your@user.name

Troubleshooting

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

Warning: The provided fixes may affect other applications that use audio as the default driver is being changed.
  1. 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 run pianobar
      • $ aoss pianobar
  2. Alternatively, you can use pulseaudio.
    • # /etc/libao.conf
      default_driver=pulse
Note: Be sure to remove the dev=default option of the alsa driver or adjust it to specify a specific Pulse sink name or number.

See also