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Manual Reference Pages  -  QUODLIBET (1)

NAME

quodlibet - audio library manager and player \$1 \n[an-margin] level \n[rst2man-indent-level] level margin: \n[rst2man-indent\n[rst2man-indent-level]] - \n[rst2man-indent0] \n[rst2man-indent1] \n[rst2man-indent2]

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Album Covers
Tied Tags
Search Syntax
Renaming Files
Audio Backends
Files
Bugs
Authors
See Also

SYNOPSIS

quodlibet [ --print-playing | control ]
exfalso [ directory ]

DESCRIPTION

Quod Libet is a music management program. It provides several different ways to view your audio library, as well as support for Internet radio and audio feeds. It has extremely flexible metadata tag editing and searching capabilities.

This manual page is only a short reference for Quod Libet. Complete documentation is available at  http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/wiki/Guide.

OPTIONS

--enqueue filename|query
  Enqueue a filename or query results
--filter tag=value
  Filter on a tag value
--focus Focus the running player
--hide-window
  Hide main window
--next Jump to next song
--open-browser=BrowserName
  Open a new browser
--order=inorder|shuffle|weighted|onesong|toggle
  Set or toggle the playback order
--pause Pause playback
--play Start playback
--play-file=filename
  Play a file
--play-pause
  Toggle play/pause mode
--previous
  Jump to previous song or restart if near the beginning
--force-previous
  Jump to previous song
--print-playlist
  Print the current playlist
--print-queue
  Print the contents of the queue
--print-playing
  Print out information about the currently playing song. You may provide in a string like the kind described in the RENAMING FILES section below.
--query=search-string
  Search your audio library
--quit Exit Quod Libet
--random=tag
  Filter on a random value
--repeat=off|on|t
  Turn repeat off, on, or toggle
--seek=[+|-][HH:]MM:SS
  Seek within the playing song
--set-browser=BrowserName
  Set the current browser
--set-rating=0.0..1.0
  Rate the playing song
--show-window
  Hide main window
--start-playing
  Begin playing immediately
--status
  Print playing status
--toggle-window
  Toggle main window visibility
--unfilter
  Remove active browser filters
--unqueue=filename|query
  Unqueue a file or query
--volume=(+|-|)0..100
  Set the volume

ALBUM COVERS

Album covers should be put in the same directory as the songs they apply to, and have "folder", "front", or "cover" in their filenames. If you want to store multiple albums in the same directory but keep distinct cover images, the name of the appropriate image file must contain the labelid tag value, e.g. COCX-32760 cover.jpg.

TIED TAGS

Many places in Quod Libet allow you to use "tied tags". Tied tags are two tag names joined together with a "~" like "title~version" or "album~part". Tied tags result in "nice" displays even when one of the tags is missing; for example, "title~version" will result in Title - Version when a version tag is present, but only Title when one isn\(aqt. You can tie any number of tags together.

SEARCH SYNTAX

All of Quod Libet\(aqs search boxes support advanced searches of the following forms:

tag = value
tag = !value
tag = "value"
tag = /value/
tag = &(value1, value2)
tag = |(value1, value2)
!tag = value
|(tag1 = value1, tag2 = value2)
&(tag1 = value1, tag2 = value2)
#(numerictag < value)
#(numerictag = value)
#(numerictag > value)

The \(aqc\(aq postfix on strings or regular expressions makes the search case-sensitive. Numeric values may be given as integers, floating-point numbers, MM:SS format, or simple English, e.g. "3 days", "2 hours".

See  http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/wiki/Guide_Searching.

All internal tags begin with a ~ character. Non-numeric internal tags are ~base‐ name, ~dirname, ~filename, ~format, ~length, ~people, and ~rating. Numeric internal tags are ~#added, ~#bitrate, ~#disc, ~#lastplayed, ~#laststarted, ~#length, ~#mtime, ~#playcount, ~#skipcount, and ~#track.

See  http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/wiki/Guide_InternalTags.

RENAMING FILES

Quod Libet allows you to rename files based on their tags. In some cases you may wish to alter the filename depending on whether some tags are present or missing, in addition to their values. A common pattern might be

<tracknumber>. <title~version>

You can use a \(aq|\(aq to only text when a tag is present:

<tracknumber|<tracknumber>. ><title~version>

You can also specify literal text to use if the tag is missing by adding another \(aq|\(aq:

<album|<album>|No Album> - <title>

See  http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/wiki/Guide_Renaming.

AUDIO BACKENDS

Quod Libet uses GStreamer for audio playback. It tries to read your GConf GStreamer configuration, but if that fails it falls back to osssink. You can change the pipeline option in ~/.quodlibet/config to use a different sink, or pass options to the sink. For example, you might use esdsink or alsasink device=hw:1.

See  http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/wiki/Guide_AudioBackends.

FILES

~/.quodlibet/songs
  A pickled Python dict of cached metadata. Deleting this file will remove all songs from your library.
~/.quodlibet/config
  Quod Libet\(aqs configuration file. This file is overwritten when Quod Libet exits.
~/.quodlibet/current
  A "key=value" file containing information about the currently playing song.
~/.quodlibet/control
  A FIFO connected to the most-recently-started instance of the program. --next, --previous, etc., use this to control the player.
~/.quodlibet/plugins/
  Put plugins (from  http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/wiki/Guide_Plugins) here.
~/.quodlibet/browsers/
  Put custom library browsers here.

See  http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/wiki/Guide_Extending.

BUGS

See  http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/issues/list for a list of all currently open bugs and feature requests.

AUTHORS

Joe Wreschnig and Michael Urman are the primary authors of Quod Libet.

SEE ALSO

 http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/wiki/Guide,
 http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/wiki/FAQ,
regex(7), gst-launch(1)

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