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  1. #131
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    Quote Originally Posted by savalas View Post
    I have a fresh installed Ubuntu 11.10. After running
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:conky-companions/ppa
    I can't find the package conkybanshee in synaptic!?

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install conkybanshee
    doesn't help either!

    What I'm doing wrong?

    Not a clue but you can get it here:

  2. #132
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    Hello Sector11,

    many thanx for your response. Your tip helped a lot!

    Is this a bug in conky ppa or in Ubuntu 11.10? Is there a solution in the future, you know anything?
    Regards,...savalas "Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity." H.P. Lovecraft

  3. #133
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    Feb 2010

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    Quote Originally Posted by savalas View Post
    Hello Sector11,

    many thanx for your response. Your tip helped a lot!

    Is this a bug in conky ppa or in Ubuntu 11.10? Is there a solution in the future, you know anything?
    I am not an Ubuntu user so I don't know.
    But I use and support Mark's apps to the best of my ability.

  4. #134
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    Sep 2007

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    There is currently no Ubuntu 11.10 ppa for conkybanshee. To get it to work simply do this:

    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/conky-companions-ppa-oneiric.list

    change oneiric to natty in the two lines, save it, do sudo apt-get update, then sudo apt-get install conkybanshee

  5. #135
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    Jan 2011

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    any idea on how to fix this or what i did wrong? i cant seem to get it to read banshee...


  6. #136
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    Feb 2008

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    Quote Originally Posted by rivetrik View Post
    any idea on how to fix this or what i did wrong? i cant seem to get it to read banshee...
    What happens when you execute the following in the terminal:
    conkyBanshee --version --datatype=TI
    I'd recommend posting your conkyrc and template files too, so we can see how you are exec'ing in conky

  7. #137
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    Jan 2011

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    Quote Originally Posted by kaivalagi View Post
    What happens when you execute the following in the terminal:
    conkyBanshee --version --datatype=TI
    I'd recommend posting your conkyrc and template files too, so we can see how you are exec'ing in conky
    the reult of conkyBanshee --version --datatype=TI

    "conkyBanshee v.2.10"

    and here is my script
    use_xft yes
    xftfont verdana:size=8
    alignment top_right
    xftalpha 0.8
    own_window yes
    own_window_type override
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    double_buffer yes
    draw_shades no
    draw_outline no
    draw_borders no
    stippled_borders 10
    border_margin 4
    border_width 1
    default_shade_color grey
    default_outline_color black
    default_color BADCDD
    use_spacer none
    no_buffers yes
    uppercase no
    color1 4D6844

    ${font DejaVu Sans:size=9:style=bold}MUSIC${font} ${hr 2}
    ${execi 2 .conkyscripts/Case}
    ${image /tmp/conkyCover.png -p 2,514 -s 86x86 -f 3}
    ${font DejaVu Sans:size=8}${voffset -32} ${alignr}${exec .conky-scripts/conkyBanshee --datatype=AL}
    ${alignr}»${execi 2 .conkyscripts/conkyBanshee --datatype=TI}«
    ${alignr}von ${execi 2 .conkyscripts/conkyBanshee --datatype=AR}${font}

    ${font weather:size=82}${color C9CFD4}${execi 600 ~/scripts/}${color 6f6f6f}${font}${voffset -25} ${execi 1200 ~/scripts/}

    ${color 6f6f6f}${font weather:size=28}x ${font}HDD ${execi 1 ~/scripts/}°C

    ${color}${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}v${font} Up: ${upspeed eth1} Kb/s
    ${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}r${font} Down: ${downspeed eth1} Kb/s

    ${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}M${font} Upload: ${totalup eth1}
    ${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}S${font} Download: ${totaldown eth1}

    ${color ffffff}${font StyleBats:size=16}A${font} CPU0: ${cpu cpu0}% ${cpubar cpu0}
    ${font StyleBats:size=16}A${font} CPU1: ${cpu cpu1}% ${cpubar cpu1}

    ${color 6f6f6f}${font StyleBats:size=16}8${font} Battery: ${battery_percent}% ${battery_bar}

    ${font FreeSans:size=16}@${font}${execpi 300 python ~/scripts/ "slade752" "Lugner11" 3}

    ${color 6f6f6f}${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}J${font} $mem / $memmax

    ${font StyleBats:size=18}P${font} Work: ${uptime_short}

    ${color 6f6f6f}${font Radio Space:size=14}${time %A %d %Y}
    ${font Radio Space:size=55}${time %I:%M}

    and my templete

    #!/usr/bin/env python2
    # -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
    ################################################## #############################
    # is a simple python script to gather
    # details of from Banshee for use in conky.
    # Author: Kaivalagi
    # Created: 26/07/2009

    from datetime import datetime
    from optparse import OptionParser
    import sys
    import traceback
    import codecs
    import os
    import shutil

    import dbus
    DBUS_AVAIL = True
    except ImportError:
    # Dummy D-Bus library
    class _Connection:
    get_object = lambda *a: object()
    class _Interface:
    __init__ = lambda *a: None
    ListNames = lambda *a: []
    class Dummy: pass
    dbus = Dummy()
    dbus.Interface = _Interface
    dbus.service = Dummy()
    dbus.service.method = lambda *a: lambda f: f
    dbus.service.Object = object
    dbus.SessionBus = _Connection
    DBUS_AVAIL = False

    class CommandLineParser:

    parser = None

    def __init__(self):

    self.parser = OptionParser()
    self.parser.add_option("-t", "--template", dest="template", type="string", metavar="FILE", help=u"define a template file to generate output in one call. A displayable item in the file is in the form [--datatype=TI]. The following are possible options within each item: --datatype,--ratingchar. Note that the short forms of the options are not currently supported! None of these options are applicable at command line when using templates.")
    self.parser.add_option("-d", "--datatype", dest="datatype", default="TI", type="string", metavar="DATATYPE", help=u"[default: %default] The data type options are: ST (status), CA (coverart), TI (title), AL (album), AR (artist), GE (genre), YR (year), TN (track number), FN (file name), BR (bitrate k/s), LE (length), PP (current position in percent), PT (current position in time), VO (volume), RT (rating). Not applicable at command line when using templates.")
    self.parser.add_option("-c", "--coverartpath", dest="coverartpath", default="/tmp/cover", type="string", metavar="PATH", help=u"[default: %default] The file where coverart gets copied to if found when using the --datatype=CA option. Note that if set to an empty string i.e. \"\" the original file path is provided for the coverart path.")
    self.parser.add_option("-r", "--ratingchar", dest="ratingchar", default="*", type="string", metavar="CHAR", help=u"[default: %default] The output character for the ratings scale. Command line option overridden if used in templates.")
    self.parser.add_option("-s", "--statustext", dest="statustext", default="Playing,Paused,Stopped", type="string", metavar="TEXT", help=u"[default: %default] The text must be comma delimited in the form 'A,B,C'. Command line option overridden if used in templates.")
    self.parser.add_option("-n", "--nounknownoutput", dest="nounknownoutput", default=False, action="store_true", help=u"Turn off unknown output such as \"Unknown\" for title and \"0:00\" for length. Command line option overridden if used in templates.")
    self.parser.add_option("-S", "--secondsoutput", dest="secondsoutput", default=False, action="store_true", help=u"Force all position and length output to be in seconds only.")
    self.parser.add_option("-m", "--maxlength", dest="maxlength", default="0", type="int", metavar="LENGTH", help=u"[default: %default] Define the maximum length of any datatypes output, if truncated the output ends in \"...\"")
    self.parser.add_option("-v", "--verbose", dest="verbose", default=False, action="store_true", help=u"Request verbose output, not a good idea when running through conky!")
    self.parser.add_option("-V", "--version", dest="version", default=False, action="store_true", help=u"Displays the version of the script.")
    self.parser.add_option("--errorlogfile", dest="errorlogfile", type="string", metavar="FILE", help=u"If a filepath is set, the script appends errors to the filepath.")
    self.parser.add_option("--infologfile", dest="infologfile", type="string", metavar="FILE", help=u"If a filepath is set, the script appends info to the filepath.")

    def parse_args(self):
    (options, args) = self.parser.parse_args()
    return (options, args)

    def print_help(self):
    return self.parser.print_help()

    class MusicData:
    def __init__(self,status,coverart,title,album,length,a rtist,tracknumber,genre,year,filename,bitrate,curr ent_position_percent,current_position,rating,volum e):
    self.status = status
    self.coverart = coverart
    self.title = title
    self.album = album
    self.length = length
    self.artist = artist
    self.tracknumber = tracknumber
    self.genre = genre
    self.year = year
    self.filename = filename
    self.bitrate = bitrate
    self.current_position_percent = current_position_percent
    self.current_position = current_position
    self.rating = rating
    self.volume = volume

    class BansheeInfo:

    error = u""
    musicData = None

    def __init__(self, options):
    self.options = options

    def testDBus(self, bus, interface):
    obj = bus.get_object('org.freedesktop.DBus', '/org/freedesktop/DBus')
    dbus_iface = dbus.Interface(obj, 'org.freedesktop.DBus')
    avail = dbus_iface.ListNames()
    return interface in avail

    def getOutputData(self, datatype, ratingchar, statustext, nounknownoutput, maxlength):
    output = u""

    if nounknownoutput == True:
    unknown_time = ""
    unknown_number = ""
    unknown_string = ""
    unknown_time = "0:00"
    unknown_number = "0"
    unknown_string = "Unknown"


    bus = dbus.SessionBus()
    if self.musicData == None:

    if self.testDBus(bus, 'org.bansheeproject.Banshee'):

    self.logInfo("Calling dbus interface for music data")

    self.logInfo("Setting up dbus interface")

    # setup dbus hooks
    remote_player = bus.get_object('org.bansheeproject.Banshee', '/org/bansheeproject/Banshee/PlayerEngine')
    iface_player = dbus.Interface(remote_player, 'org.bansheeproject.Banshee.PlayerEngine')

    self.logInfo("Calling dbus interface for music data")

    # prepare song properties for data retrieval
    volume = str(iface_player.GetVolume())

    status = self.getStatusText(iface_player.GetCurrentState(), statustext)

    # grab the data into variables
    location = iface_player.GetCurrentUri()

    # handle a file or stream differently for filename
    if location.find("file://") != -1:
    filename = location[location.rfind("/")+1:]
    elif len(location) > 0:
    filename = location
    filename = ""

    # try to get all the normal stuff...the props return an empty string if nothing is available

    props = iface_player.GetCurrentTrack()

    if "name" in props:
    title = props["name"]
    title = None

    if "album" in props:
    album = props["album"]
    album = None

    if "artist" in props:
    artist = props["artist"]
    artist = None

    if "year" in props:
    year = str(props["year"])
    year = None

    if "track-number" in props:
    tracknumber = str(props["track-number"])
    tracknumber = None

    if "bit-rate" in props:
    bitrate = str(props["bit-rate"])+"k/s"
    bitrate = None

    if year == "0": year = None
    if tracknumber == "0": tracknumber = None
    if bitrate == "0": bitrate = None

    # TODO: get album art working for internet based (if feasible)...
    # get coverart url or file link
    if "artwork-id" in props:
    if os.path.exists(os.path.expanduser("~/.cache/media-art/")):
    path_prefix = os.path.expanduser("~/.cache/media-art/")
    path_prefix = os.path.expanduser("~/.cache/album-art/")

    coverart = os.path.join(path_prefix,str(props["artwork-id"]) +".jpg")
    if coverart.find("http://") != -1:
    coverart = None
    coverart = None

    # common details
    if "genre" in props:
    genre = props["genre"]
    genre = None

    length_seconds = int(iface_player.GetLength() / 1000)
    current_seconds = int(iface_player.GetPosition() / 1000)
    current_position = str(int(current_seconds/60)).rjust(1,"0")+":"+str(int(current_seconds%60)) .rjust(2,"0")

    if length_seconds > 0:
    current_position_percent = str(int((float(current_seconds) / float(length_seconds))*100))
    length_seconds = 0
    current_position_percent = "0"

    if self.options.secondsoutput == True:
    length = str(length_seconds)
    current_position = str(current_seconds)
    length = str(length_seconds/60).rjust(1,"0")+":"+str(length_seconds%60).rjust( 2,"0")
    current_position = str(int(current_seconds/60)).rjust(1,"0")+":"+str(int(current_seconds%60)) .rjust(2,"0")

    rating = int(iface_player.GetRating())
    #"0" # not supported

    volume = str(iface_player.GetVolume())

    self.musicData = MusicData(status,coverart,title,album,length,artis t,tracknumber,genre,year,filename,bitrate,current_ position_percent,current_position,rating,volume)

    except Exception, e:

    if self.musicData != None:

    self.logInfo("Preparing output for datatype:"+datatype)

    if datatype == "ST": #status
    if self.musicData.status == None or len(self.musicData.status) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.status

    elif datatype == "CA": #coverart
    if self.musicData.coverart == None or len(self.musicData.coverart) == 0:
    output = None
    self.logInfo("Copying coverart from %s to %s"%(self.musicData.coverart, self.options.coverartpath))
    shutil.copy(self.musicData.coverart, self.options.coverartpath)
    self.musicData.coverart = self.options.coverartpath
    output = self.musicData.coverart

    elif datatype == "TI": #title
    if self.musicData.title == None or len(self.musicData.title) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.title

    elif datatype == "AL": #album
    if self.musicData.album == None or len(self.musicData.album) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.album

    elif datatype == "AR": #artist
    if self.musicData.artist == None or len(self.musicData.artist) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.artist

    elif datatype == "TN": #tracknumber
    if self.musicData.tracknumber == None or len(self.musicData.tracknumber) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.tracknumber

    elif datatype == "GE": #genre
    if self.musicData.title == genre or len(self.musicData.genre) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.genre

    elif datatype == "YR": #year
    if self.musicData.year == None or len(self.musicData.year) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.year

    elif datatype == "FN": #filename
    if self.musicData.filename == None or len(self.musicData.filename) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.filename

    elif datatype == "BR": #bitrate
    if self.musicData.bitrate == None or len(self.musicData.bitrate) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.bitrate

    elif datatype == "LE": # length
    if self.musicData.length == None or len(self.musicData.length) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.length

    elif datatype == "PP": #current position in percent
    if self.musicData.current_position_percent == None or len(self.musicData.current_position_percent) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.current_position_percent

    elif datatype == "PT": #current position in time
    if self.musicData.current_position == None or len(self.musicData.current_position) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.current_position

    elif datatype == "VO": #volume
    if self.musicData.volume == None or len(self.musicData.volume) == 0:
    output = None
    output = self.musicData.volume

    elif datatype == "RT": #rating
    if self.musicData.rating == None or self.isNumeric(self.musicData.rating) == False:
    output = None
    rating = int(self.musicData.rating)
    if rating > 0:
    output = u"".ljust(rating,ratingchar)
    elif rating == 0:
    output = u""
    output = None
    self.logError("Unknown datatype provided: " + datatype)
    return u""

    if output == None or self.musicData == None:
    if datatype in ["LE","PT"]:
    if self.options.secondsoutput == True:
    output = unknown_number
    output = unknown_time
    elif datatype in ["PP","VO","YR","TN"]:
    output = unknown_number
    elif datatype == "CA":
    output = ""
    output = unknown_string

    if maxlength > 0 and len(output) > maxlength:
    output = output[:maxlength-3]+"..."

    return output

    except SystemExit:
    self.logError("System Exit!")
    return u""
    except Exception, e:
    self.logError("Unknown error when calling getOutputData:" + e.__str__())
    return u""

    def getStatusText(self, status, statustext):

    if status != None:
    statustextparts = statustext.split(",")

    if status == "playing":
    return statustextparts[0]
    elif status == "paused":
    return statustextparts[1]
    elif status == "stopped":
    return statustextparts[2]

    return status

    def getTemplateItemOutput(self, template_text):

    # keys to template data
    DATATYPE_KEY = "datatype"
    RATINGCHAR_KEY = "ratingchar"
    STATUSTEXT_KEY = "statustext"
    NOUNKNOWNOUTPUT_KEY = "nounknownoutput"
    MAXLENGTH_KEY = "maxlength"

    datatype = None
    ratingchar = self.options.ratingchar #default to command line option
    statustext = self.options.statustext #default to command line option
    nounknownoutput = self.options.nounknownoutput #default to command line option
    maxlength = self.options.maxlength #default to command line option

    for option in template_text.split('--'):
    if len(option) == 0 or option.isspace():

    # not using split can't assign both key and value in one call, this should be faster
    x = option.find('=')
    if (x != -1):
    key = option[].strip()
    value = option[x + 1:].strip()
    if value == "":
    value = None
    key = option.strip()
    value = None

    if key == DATATYPE_KEY:
    datatype = value
    elif key == RATINGCHAR_KEY:
    ratingchar = value
    elif key == STATUSTEXT_KEY:
    statustext = value
    elif key == NOUNKNOWNOUTPUT_KEY:
    nounknownoutput = True
    elif key == MAXLENGTH_KEY:
    maxlength = int(value)
    self.logError("Unknown template option: " + option)

    except (TypeError, ValueError):
    self.logError("Cannot convert option argument to number: " + option)
    return u""

    if datatype != None:
    return self.getOutputData(datatype, ratingchar, statustext, nounknownoutput, maxlength)
    self.logError("Template item does not have datatype defined")
    return u""

    def getOutputFromTemplate(self, template):
    output = u""
    end = False
    a = 0

    # a and b are indexes in the template string
    # moving from left to right the string is processed
    # b is index of the opening bracket and a of the closing bracket
    # everything between b and a is a template that needs to be parsed
    while not end:
    b = template.find('[', a)

    if b == -1:
    b = len(template)
    end = True

    # if there is something between a and b, append it straight to output
    if b > a:
    output += template[a : b]
    # check for the escape char (if we are not at the end)
    if template[b - 1] == '\\' and not end:
    # if its there, replace it by the bracket
    output = output[:-1] + '['
    # skip the bracket in the input string and continue from the beginning
    a = b + 1

    if end:

    a = template.find(']', b)

    if a == -1:
    self.logError("Missing terminal bracket (]) for a template item")
    return u""

    # if there is some template text...
    if a > b + 1:
    output += self.getTemplateItemOutput(template[b + 1 : a])

    a = a + 1

    return output

    def writeOutput(self):

    if self.options.template != None:
    #load the file
    fileinput = te), encoding='utf-8')
    template =
    except Exception, e:
    self.logError("Error loading template file: " + e.__str__())
    output = self.getOutputFromTemplate(template)
    output = self.getOutputData(self.options.datatype, self.options.ratingchar, self.options.statustext, self.options.nounknownoutput, self.options.maxlength)

    print output.encode("utf-8")

    def isNumeric(self,value):
    temp = int(value)
    return True
    return False

    def logInfo(self, text):
    if self.options.verbose == True:
    print >> sys.stdout, "INFO: " + text

    if self.options.infologfile != None:
    datetimestamp ="%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")
    fileoutput = open(self.options.infologfile, "ab")
    fileoutput.write(datetimestamp+" INFO: "+text+"\n")

    def logError(self, text):
    print >> sys.stderr, "ERROR: " + text

    if self.options.errorlogfile != None:
    datetimestamp ="%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")
    fileoutput = open(self.options.errorlogfile, "ab")
    fileoutput.write(datetimestamp+" ERROR: "+text+"\n")

    def main():

    parser = CommandLineParser()
    (options, args) = parser.parse_args()

    if options.version == True:
    print >> sys.stdout,"conkyBanshee v.2.10"
    if options.verbose == True:
    print >> sys.stdout, "*** INITIAL OPTIONS:"
    print >> sys.stdout, " datatype:", options.datatype
    print >> sys.stdout, " template:", options.template
    print >> sys.stdout, " ratingchar:", options.ratingchar
    print >> sys.stdout, " nounknownoutput:", options.nounknownoutput
    print >> sys.stdout, " secondsoutput:", options.secondsoutput
    print >> sys.stdout, " maxlength:", options.maxlength
    print >> sys.stdout, " verbose:", options.verbose
    print >> sys.stdout, " errorlogfile:",options.errorlogfile
    print >> sys.stdout, " infologfile:",options.infologfile

    bansheeinfo = BansheeInfo(options)

    if __name__ == '__main__':

  8. #138
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    Not sure why I suggested --version although it may help, please run this instead and post the output:

    conkyBanshee --verbose --datatype=AL
    Also your template posting was of the python script itself, you are not using a template file (next time you post large amounts of data like that please put it in quote or code tags)

    I can see from your conkyrc this is what is calling the script:

    ${exec .conky-scripts/conkyBanshee --datatype=AL}
    For a start you may want to just use the following assuming you installed the script as described in the first post of this thread:

    ${exec conkyBanshee --datatype=AL}
    If that doesn't work then try putting the full path in for the location of the script e.g.:

    ${exec /home/user/.conky-scripts/conkyBanshee --datatype=AL}
    Hope that helps

  9. #139
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    DC Metro Area
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    I have thoroughly read this thread and checked other sources for a way to show the "now playing" information from Banshee in Conky.

    The solution, for me, has become quite convoluted.

    Firstly, I attempted to use a supplied template.

    #${if_running banshee}
    ${execp ~/ --template=~/conkyBanshee.template}
    This code works well. The template was constructed poorly and attempting to edit this file was detrimental.

    After getting most of the information to display in Conky, I figured I try for the album art. That process took a good bit of tinkering with the myriad suggestions offered in this thread.

    The best working solution, so far, has been to embed the album art code within the above condition.

    #${if_running banshee}
    ${execp ~/ --template=~/conkyBanshee.template}
    ${execpi 1 ~/ --datatype=CA}${image /tmp/cover -p 65,475 -s 150x150 -n}
    This, however, results in the text /tmp/covers displaying beside the album art (see attached photo).

    Anyone have a solution to this problem?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  10. #140
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Re: Conky Banshee Python Script

    2 Options I can think of, they're not tested but should get you there...

    1) Run the command through a script file which doesn't return the data? e.g. create which contains:

    conkyBanshee --datatype=CA
    then use:

    ${execpi 1 ~/}${image /tmp/cover -p 65,475 -s 150x150 -n}
    2) Use a template for the image output i.e. template file named "cover.template":

    ${image [--datatype=CA] -p 65,475 -s 150x150 -n}
    and inside the conkyrc:

    ${execpi 1 ~/ --template=cover.template}

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