Playomatic is a simple command line program for controlling the last.fm radio station. There's no
fancy GUI, but most commands can be sent to playomatic by touching
dotfiles in your home directory. This allows you bind them to spare
key-combinations in your window manager so that you don't have to give
the focus to the player window in order to skip tracks, etc.
- If you haven't already got an audioscrobbler account, sign
yourself up at www.audioscrobbler.com
- Download the above file, and install it somewhere in your
- Ensure that the dependencies are installed.
- Create a file called ".playomaticrc" in your home
directory, with the following contents:
username = your_last.fm_username
password = your_last.fm_password
- Then run playomatic - you should see output something like the
following, and within a second or two, last.fm will start playing:
High Performance MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 Audio Player for Layer 1, 2 and 3.
Version 0.59r (1999/Jun/15). Written and copyrights by Michael Hipp.
Uses code from various people. See 'README' for more!
THIS SOFTWARE COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
No track info yet...
Playing MPEG stream from
MPEG 1.0 layer III, 128 kbit/s, 44100 Hz joint-stereo
Station: jtjm (profile)
Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone
from Highway 61 Revisited
0:15 / 8:56
- run "playomatic help" to view the man page, for
instructions on how to skip tracks, change station, etc.
The first version of playomatic was written by Chris Lightfoot. I've
done all the recent work on it, and Chris will consequently deny all
responsibility for any bugs that might remain, so please send your bug
reports to me, Julian Midgley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bug reports, comments, criticisms, suggestions, etc. ...
... are very welcome and should be sent to email@example.com.
Copyright (C) 2004 Julian T. J. Midgley