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Getting the Currently Playing Song Info on Amarok via DCOP


Here's a sample ap­pli­ca­tion for using DCOP with Python. Needed to install python-dcop on Debian. It works on KDE 3.5 with Amarok 1.4 (won't work on KDE 4)

import pydcop

playerService = pydcop.DCOPObject('amarok', 'player')

d = dict(
print '%(artist)s - %(title)s (%(album)s)' % d

kdcop is a great ap­pli­ca­tion to discover DCOP services.

I've posted a slightly extended version of this entry to Active State Python Cookbook.

python, DCOP, amarok, KDE