Playerctl 1.0 (0.6.0)¶
playerctl (utility to control media players via MPRIS (library))
Playerctl is a command-line utility and library for controlling media players that implement the MPRIS D-Bus Interface Specification. Compatible players include audacious, cmus, mopidy, mpd, quod libet, rhythmbox, spotify, vlc and xmms2.
Playerctl makes it easy to bind player actions, such as play and pause, to media keys. Playerctl also provides an introspectable library accessible in many popular scripting languages that allows more detailed control like the ability to subscribe to media player events or get metadata such as artist and title for the playing track.