Display currently playing song from MPD or other music players in a sidebar widget.
Yes, it's yet another "currently playing" plugin. What makes this one better (or, at least, different)?
Support for MPD
Support for others is possible and possibly easy - see below.
No file transfer -- WordPress is updated via HTTP POST.
Updater should work on Linux/BSD, OSX, and Windows.
SG What's Playing (SGWP from now on) is comes in two components: the
WordPress plugin, and a Python program
sgwpupdate.py) that reads data from the player and POSTs it to the
sgwpupdate.py program can be run as a one-shot or, on Unix-like
systems, as a daemon. In one-shot mode, you can specify song details
rather than reading them from the player. Thus, if your player can
trigger a program on song or status change (e.g. Audacious, WinAMP (I
think!)), you can probably use
sgwpupdate.py to update your
In daemon mode,
sgwpupdate.py uses a player-specific module to
obtain the song meta-data from the player and then sends the data to
your WordPress blog. At present, the only included module is for MPD,
but writing modules for other players shouldn't be too difficult. See
the "Custom Player Modules" section below.