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node-libspotify

node-libspotify

A wrapper for the node wrapper for libspotify. Because - you know - you can never have to many levels of abstraction. Also, the node-spotify lib is not entirely, but almost, unlike any code you would ever write or access in node.

It also wraps the new spotify web api so the songs passed around are in the new format even if, internally, the played songs are in the old. Search is performed through the api instead of through libspotify.

How to

Make sure the prerequisites are met. Then install:

npm install node-libspotify

Create a Spotify client and login (requires a premium account)

var Spotify = require('node-libspotify');
var appKeyPath = '[path to spotify_appkey.key]';
var spotify = new Spotify({appkeyFile: appKeyPath});
spotify.login('username', 'password')
  .then(function () {
    //logged in 
  })
  .catch(function (err) {
    //wrong username and/or password 
  });

Play

var track = {
  uri: 'spotify:track:7gss5MqLM5sHlHOl2EAbrp'
};
spotify.player.on('play', function (track) { /* play event */ });
spotify.player.on('pause', function () { /* pause event */ });
spotify.player.on('progress', function (progress) { /* progress event */ });
spotify.player.play(track);

Search

spotify.search('Austrian death machine')
  .then(function (result) {
    //matching artists, albums, tracks and playlists 
  })
  .catch(function (err) {
    //search error 
  });

Prerequisites

App key

Create an app key at https://devaccount.spotify.com/my-account/keys/

Download key as [Binary] and save it as spotify_appkey.key in app root

libspotify

Mac

brew update
brew upgrade
brew install homebrew/binary/libspotify

If linking fails

Run sudo chown -R `whoami` /usr/local/share/man/man3 or whatever directory the linking function is complaining about, and then brew link libspotify

All

npm install

If install fails

Run sudo chown -R `whoami` ~/.npm/

If run fails with Error: dlopen

Run sudo ln -s /usr/local/opt/libspotify/lib/libspotify.12.1.51.dylib /usr/local/opt/libspotify/lib/libspotify to symlink the dylib

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014 Johan Öbrink

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.