Title of currently playing song as IM Status
Love the player, but one feature that I'm sorely missing is the ability for Guayadeque to update my IM/Empathy status with the Artist-Title of my currently playing track.
This seems like quite a common feature on other players, maybe it Is hidden in a menu somewhere ,but I havent been able to find anything like that.
There are external software that does that. I dont think this is something the Music Player should do. I can be wrong.
I agree this is not the music players responsibility. For example, this feature is easily available using a Pidgin plugin called music tracker.
I believe how it works is through the dbus features that are already present in most players, so its seems more logical to have a plugin for Empathy to handle this. I also understand Empathy does not have much of a plugins system, so that is another reason it probably isn't already available. That is one of my main gripes about Empathy and is why I uninstalled it and kept using Pidgin.
Along with the current problems that exist with telepathy and mission-control, it is much less messy to just use Pidgin. Or request a feature for Empathy.
It is rather redundant to request this for Empathy when Rhythmbox which is sort of all a Gnome project seems it appropriate for the music player to handle the function, so I will try to find the correct place to open a bug report.
Perhaps with enough support we can get a plugins system going for Empathy.
Pidgin-musictracker works just fine.
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