AmarokMPC is an Amarok script for synchronising the localy played music with an instance of the Music Player Daemon (MPD, http://www.musicpd.org).
This task and usecase is somewhat limited:
If you have the same music on different computers (e.g. mounted with nfs) and want to play the same music on both computers at the same time, then this script might help you.
Amarok 2.0 will get a Ampache service which seems to do the same stuff. Currently no development will be done on my side, you are free to take over.
The current playlist is transfered from Amarok to mpd and synchronised including events like play, stop, skip, pause. Technically it works by translating the local paths to the remote equivalents to handle different mount points.
This script comes in handy when changing places while listening to music. You can now listen to your Amarok as long as a server with MPD and a same set of music is around.
Set server address in configure dialogue first and wait for the "connected to ..." message. Then you can use the context menu from the Amarok playlist to start/stop MPD. See README for more information.
10 years ago
fix issue with remotely non available file
* don't autoconnect on very first load, let user check settings first, new options for startup/shutdown
* check if tracks could be added to server, handle missing same as local tracks: skip locally
* menu for starting and stopping synchronisation, no need for starting/stopping skript for this
* menu for updating the mpd server
* interfere less with server, if we already stopped playing