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Getting the position via DBUS in Linux

Getting the position via DBUS in Linux


Would it be possible for the devs to implement string:'Position' on the DBUS interface? At the moment it returns "int64 0" no matter the current position.


Full example from the CLI:

dbus-send --print-reply --session --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Get string:'org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player' string:'Position'




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Hey there @philjackson


Thanks for searching for the answer you need here! 

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I can confirm this, dbus/mpris support is only partially implemented.
For example Volume is always 0, LoopStatus is always "None", Shuffle is always false
As a workaround I currently use spotifyd which has better support

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