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AmarokPidgin is a python script written to utilize DBUS communication between the Audio Player Amarok and the Chat Program Pidgin. When utilized, it will state the current song you are listening to in your available message on Pidgin.


There are a few dependencies for AmarokPidgin

Download, Install, and Run AmarokPidgin

  1. Download from KDE-APPS
  2. Inside of Amarok, go to Tools > Script Manager
  3. Select "Install Script" and browse and select AmarokPidgin
  4. Select AmarokPidgin on the left and select "Run"
Note: If you get the following error:
The script 'AmarokPidgin' exited with error code: 1

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/username/.kde/share/apps/amarok/scripts/AmarokPidgin/", line 5, in ?
import dbus
ImportError: No module named dbus

You need to emerge dev-python/dbus-python

Configure AmarokPidgin

  1. Inside of Amarok, go to Tools > Script Manager
  2. Select Amarok Pidgin on the left and select "configure"
Note: If pressing the "configure" button seemingly does nothing, you need to emerge kde-base/kdialog
  1. Choose Status
  2. Type "Now Playing $artist - $title" --or something similar
  3. Change Pidgin status to "Media"

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