[1.0.17.75] DBus interface is not working properly

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Casual Listener

provided sp utility is awesome!

...but: the current implementation does not work with universal mpris controllers (for example kde built-in media controller) because the client does not broadcast changes in playback status or application availability, so the media controller does not know if spotify is open or not without polling (most of them do not do that)..

 

it would be even more awesome if this could be resolved 🙂 

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Music Fan

Just tested again in version "1.0.16.104":

Now it's possible to control playback status and get current track metadata.

But Spotify still don't send dbus signal on status change (like next track and so on) and it's not possible to get current playback status.

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Music Fan
updated to 1.0.17.75 — still the same
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Same here on 1.0.17.75, looking forward to having PlaybackStatus back again.

Re: [1.01.1062] DBus interface gone?!

Casual Listener

Something else I noticed pre-1.01, OpenURI would start playing a track when you gave it a URI. This was handy for programmatically playing a track or playlist. Now it just shows the URI in the client, but there's no way to queue or play tracks, only control what is already playing.

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Re: [1.0.17.75] DBus interface is not working properly

Music Fan

WOW, in 1.0.27 it's finally working

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It looks like version 1.0.64.407.g9bd02c2d may have broken dbus support generating the following error:

 

Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify was not provided by any .service files
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Music Fan

could be some environment problem -- it's working fine for me on the same version/revision

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