Linux Media Players
This is the most recommended API for Linux users. It obtains information from any MPRIS compatible media player (MPRIS is a standard interface widely used for media players on Linux). All you may need to install are the following libraries, although they will probably be installed in your system already:
PyGI (not packaged on PyPi, you need to install it from your distribution’s repository - it’s usually called
pygobject). Here’s a quick tutorial on how to install it on most systems.
GLib. You most likely have it installed already.
- Spotify on Linux doesn’t currently support the MPRIS property
- Currently, changing players while the app is open won’t refresh the player to the last one.