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enqueue file(s) in audacious (and other linux media players)

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Problem statement: I “NEED” the feature — right click on the media file (say .mp3) and have a “enqueue in player-x” option / functionality

Solution: The following was tried out in audacious2 but I think that this would work for others like xmms beep etc.

Hope the following description is clear enough. Basically we are changing program-file association, this could be done in multiple places, following is one method.

Right click on any mp3 file and select “Properties”

Select the “Open With” (Tab)

Click “Add” (Button)

Click on “Use a custom command”

Enter the following text in the field — “audacious2 -e” (without the quote)

-e option exists for other media players (or some equivalent option / flag) with that change this process could work for other players as well, But I have only tested with audacious2.

I have deleted every other player listed in the above mentioned “Open With” (for mp3, flac etc.) only two was left — the default option is audacious2 (without the enqueue option) and right click on the media file provides me the audacious2 (with enqueue option).

Thought that I might as well share it because I spend some time to figure out a way to do this. There are some nautilus scripts available to do this, but I thought that this (“my” :P) method might work even in KDE etc. (not tested there though)

Please comment if you have any ideas about better enqueuing methods (I am a noob).


Written by deepak

January 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Posted in linux

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  1. thanks, i was looking hard for this, work perfectly om audacious2.


    March 7, 2010 at 3:39 am

  2. thanks a lot, I was also searching for this for a long time.


    March 15, 2011 at 11:40 pm

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