Control Audacious media player's behaviour from Pidgin's windows!

Pidgin-Audacious-Remote is a plug-in for Pidgin 2; it creates, in conversation and chat windows, some controls that allow two-way interaction with Audacious media player.

Additionally, the plug-in allows users to automatically update their status message using information from the song played in Audacious.

This plug-in has been developed from an already existing plug-in, called Gaim XMMS remote (GXR). Another source of inspiration was the almost-homonymic plug-in Pidgin-Audacious.

Pidgin-Audacious-Remote is (obviously) released under GPLv2. This plug-in is provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF DESIGN, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

At the moment, no pre-compiled or binary packets is available. The only option to install the plug-in is to compile it from the source code. In order to do this, it's necessary to have the development libraries for Pidgin and Audacious, besides GCC. In Debian, these libraries should be provided by the packages pidgin-dev and audacious-dev.

Any comment, suggestion, critic, is welcome.


Some of the available controls for conversation windows.

Plug-in configuration dialog.


Latest version:
Version 0.5: Source code, Ebuild.

The Ebuilds are provided by Sydro, and are available in Sunrise

Old versions (not supported):
Version 0.4: Source code, Ebuild.
Version 0.3: Source code, Ebuild.
Version 0.2.2: Source code, Ebuild.
Version 0.2.1: Source code, Ebuild.
Version 0.2: Source code, Ebuild.
Version 0.1: Source code, Ebuild. It should work with the latest version of Gaim (before the name change)


From source code:

$ tar jxvf pidgin-audacious-remote-0.5.tar.bz2
$ cd pidgin-audacious-remote-0.5
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr
$ make
$ su -c 'make install'
alternatively (for sudo users):
$ sudo make install

Using the ebuild (Gentoo): English and Italian instructions.

Francesco Russo