Feature request: Show all artists in MPRIS

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Feature request: Show all artists in MPRIS

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Hi there! I'm using Spotify's pretty good MPRIS support to display now playing information in Conky and in OBS. A minor improvement I would like is for MPRIS to export all the artists, comma-separated, as is presently displayed in the players. The album artist tag seems to show the single artist the album is associated with, so there's not really much reason not to show everyone involved in the regular artist tag.

 

Example case output from playerctl metadata:

 

 

spotify mpris:trackid             spotify:track:4Cf79mYekC12YWNw13Va8r
spotify mpris:length              299130000
spotify mpris:artUrl              https://open.spotify.com/image/ab67616d00001e0277be67e94fa0808293ed0af6
spotify xesam:album               Bullet **bleep**
spotify xesam:albumArtist         RichaadEB
spotify xesam:artist              RichaadEB
spotify xesam:autoRating          0.58999999999999997
spotify xesam:discNumber          1
spotify xesam:title               Bad Apple!!
spotify xesam:trackNumber         14
spotify xesam:url                 https://open.spotify.com/track/4Cf79mYekC12YWNw13Va8r

 

 

Cristina Vee provides vocals on this song, so the artist field should ideally show "RichaadEB, Cristina Vee".

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Re: Feature request: Show all artists in MPRIS

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MPRIS support in spotify has been broken since the 1.0 release. Probably even before. It's pretty unlikely that they will fix it in the near future.
I recently wrote a standalone program, providing proper MPRIS support using the spotify web api.
You can have a look at it if you're interested: https://github.com/freundTech/SpotPRIS2

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Re: Feature request: Show all artists in MPRIS

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MPRIS support in spotify has been broken since the 1.0 release. Probably even before. It's pretty unlikely that they will fix it in the near future.
I recently wrote a standalone program, providing proper MPRIS support using the spotify web api.
You can have a look at it if you're interested: https://github.com/freundTech/SpotPRIS2

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Hey there. I was about to make another thread about xesam:artUrl now giving a 404 page, but spotpris2 fixed both that problem (and gave me way better art quality!) and the multiple artists problem. Thanks for that program!

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