Simple_XOSD

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Description:

Simple_XOSD displays a small OSD on your screen that shows you information about the song that is played currently. In contrast to amaroK's built-in OSD it stays there as long as it is running and doesn't disappear until you deactivate it.

By default, it is located in the upper right corner of the screen (leaving enough room for title bar buttons, of course). It shows the artist, the name and the remaining time of the current song.

Customization:
Simple_XOSD is easy to customize. You can set the location, the text (size, color, the font itself) and the update interval (One second by default). To do this just change a few variables in the script. Have a look, it is easy.
But you don't have to - Simple_XOSD *should* work out of the "box" :-)


What you need:

amaroK 1.2 or newer

Python, I don't know which version, so get the latest ;-)

DCOP Bindings for Python
In the kdebindings package at http://www.kde.org/download/

XOSD Bindings for Python
Get it here:
http://repose.cx/pyosd/

XOSD
Get it here:
http://www.ignavus.net/software.html


Gentoo users:
Just run "emerge pyosd xosd dcoppython". (Maybe you need the masked xosd package)

I don't know howto install the packages on other distributions, sorry.
Last changelog:

14 years ago

Version 0.1.1:

Fixed a bug with special characters like german umlauts. Such characters are now displayed correctly in the OSD.


Version 0.1:

It works !!!
This is the first official release, so there's nothing else to write here.

freefred

14 years ago

next time i will read the whole description before posting:-)

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JensRutschmann

14 years ago

I decided not to implement a configuration dialog since that would probably blow the size of the script to a multiple of the current size (>100 lines of code).
Perhaps I will add one later but I'm very busy at the moment, maybe I have time in a few weeks.

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freefred

14 years ago

Hi,
this is a very little (for the space)
and great script.
Just one question:
the configure option there's not yet or not work for me?
Well, i would like very much change (and perhaps the dimension) the color of the osd.
(or can i change now but i don't know how?)

Thanks

bye

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Headrush

14 years ago

Am I missing something?
Isn't this functionality already built into amarok?

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JensRutschmann

14 years ago

Perhaps this was not that easy to see from the description, so I changed it.

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bram85

14 years ago

No. That's just an OSD which appears at the start of each track. This OSD stays on top of the screen.

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richlv

13 years ago

hmm. but setting "duration" of the builtin osd to 0 will leave it on forever (or until clicked).
field contents even are changed to "Forever" to reflect that :)

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14 years ago

Version 0.1.1:

Fixed a bug with special characters like german umlauts. Such characters are now displayed correctly in the OSD.


Version 0.1:

It works !!!
This is the first official release, so there's nothing else to write here.

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