This document is a WORK IN PROGRESS.
This is just a quick personal cheat sheet: treat its contents with caution!
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$ vi ~/.config/spotifyd > [global] > # Your Spotify account name. > username = "username" > > # Your Spotify account password. > password = "password" > > # A command that gets executed and can be used to > # retrieve your password. > # The command should return the password on stdout. > # > # This is an alternative to the `password` field. Both > # can't be used simultaneously. > password_cmd = "command_that_writes_password_to_stdout" > > # If set to true, `spotifyd` tries to look up your > # password in the system's password storage. > # > # This is an alternative to the `password` field. Both > # can't be used simultaneously. > use_keyring = true > > # The audio backend used to play the your music. To get > # a list of possible backends, run `spotifyd --help`. > backend = "alsa" > > # The alsa audio device to stream audio to. To get a > # list of valid devices, run `aplay -L`, > device = "alsa_audio_device" # omit for macOS > > # The alsa control device. By default this is the same > # name as the `device` field. > control = "alsa_audio_device" # omit for macOS > > # The alsa mixer used by `spotifyd`. > mixer = "PCM" > > # The volume controller. Each one behaves different to > # volume increases. For possible values, run > # `spotifyd --help`. > volume_controller = "alsa" # use softvol for macOS > > # A command that gets executed in your shell after each song changes. > on_song_change_hook = "command_to_run_on_playback_events" > > # The name that gets displayed under the connect tab on > # official clients. Spaces are not allowed! > device_name = "device_name_in_spotify_connect" > > # The audio bitrate. 96, 160 or 320 kbit/s > bitrate = 160 > > # The directory used to cache audio data. This setting can save > # a lot of bandwidth when activated, as it will avoid re-downloading > # audio files when replaying them. > # > # Note: The file path does not get expanded. Environment variables and > # shell placeholders like $HOME or ~ don't work! > cache_path = "cache_directory" > > # If set to true, audio data does NOT get cached. > no_audio_cache = true > > # Volume on startup between 0 and 100 > initial_volume = 90 > > # If set to true, enables volume normalisation between songs. > volume_normalisation = true > > # The normalisation pregain that is applied for each song. > normalisation_pregain = -10 > > # The port `spotifyd` uses to announce its service over the network. > zeroconf_port = 1234 > > # The proxy `spotifyd` will use to connect to spotify. > proxy = "http://proxy.example.org:8080" > > # The displayed device type in Spotify clients. > # Can be unknown, computer, tablet, smartphone, speaker, tv, > # avr (Audio/Video Receiver), stb (Set-Top Box), and audiodongle. > device_type = "speaker"
How to get setup
- Go to the Spotify dashboard - https://developer.spotify.com/dashboard/applications.
Create a Client IDand create an app.
- Now click
- Add http://localhost:8888/callback to the Redirect URIs.
- You are now ready to authenticate with Spotify!
spt and answer the questions related to the previous
Then either run
$ spt, or listen directly on https://open.spotify.com.
- "Couldn't initialize logger" error:
- a system logger might not be set up.
- Hack around: add the
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