Spotify on emacs
Spotify can be controlled with Emacs!!
What I used?
First I installed a package to control spotify from MELPA https://github.com/Lautaro-Garcia/counsel-spotify
Just `M-x package-install counsel-spotify`
Need to register an application in spotify.
Copy the client id and client secret and set two variables in `config.el` (Doom Emacs)
(setq counsel-spotify-client-id "") (setq counsel-spotify-client-secret "")
Done!.. Now you can control Spotify directly from Emacs!..
Is that all?
If Spotify app is not running counsel-spotify will open it for me, i dislike that .. so I took a look and found https://github.com/Spotifyd/spotifyd
A spotify daemon!!.
Since I’m running on Mac I just installed with `brew`
$ brew install spotifyd
And then configure it by creating a file inside `~/.config/spotifyd/spotifyd.conf`
With the following (is a toml file)
[global] # Fill this in with your Spotify login. username = USERNAME # You'll be using the macOS keychain to specify your password. use_keyring = true # How this machine shows up in Spotify Connect. device_name = spotifyd device_type = computer # This is the default location of Spotify's cache, so just replace LOGIN_NAME # with your macOS login name (type `whoami` at a Terminal window). cache_path = /Users/LOGIN_NAME/Library/Application Support/Spotify/PersistentCache/Storage no_audio_cache = false # Various playback options. Tweak these if Spotify is too quiet. bitrate = 320 volume_normalisation = true normalisation_pregain = -10 # These need to be set, but don't need to be changed. backend = rodio mixer = PCM volume_controller = softvol zeroconf_port = 1234
Then I just need to add the password to the keychain
$ security add-generic-password -s spotifyd -D rust-keyring -a <your username> -w <your password>
Launch the daemon
$ brew services start spotifyd
Last step is to enable emacs to access the daemeon, configure this in the `config.el` (or by using `M-X describe-variable` and customize group)
(setq counsel-spotify-service-name "spotifyd")