empxform is designed as a mime handler/processor for emp/rmp music description files used by services like emusic. It can be used to download complete albums using wget(1) or curl(1), create playlists in m3u or xml format and launch arbitrary applications based on the contents of the rmp file.
To use empxform from your web browser create a mime type for "application/vnd.emusic" for files matching *.emp and set empxform as the handler.
Mozilla - New mime types can be added by going to [Edit]->[Preferences]->[Helper Applications]->[New Type]
Konqueror - New mime types can be added by going to [Settings]->[Confugure Konqueror]->[File Associations]->[Add]
The configuration file lists a number of format templates with variables used to represent information from the rmp file like the artist and album names, track titles, etc. When invoked the program generates output for each of the specified formats in sequence. The following fomrats are supported in the default distribution:
download-curl - Download with curl
download-wget - Download with wget
log - log the download to working-dir/empxform.log
pjb - create a script to send the disc to a pjb mp3 player
play-noatun - play from a local copy, should be combined with a dowload
play-xmms - play from a local copy, should be combined with a dowload
playlist-m3u - Create a m3u format playlist
playlist-m3u-remote - Create a m3u format playlist that plays directly from the network
playlist-xml - create an xml playlist
remote-play-noatun - play with noatun directly from net with no download
remote-play-xmms - play with xmms directly from net with no download
Dont wait for child processes before continuing with the next format.
Display a brief help message.
List the available output formats.
Process the emp file with this format, this may occur more than once and formats will be executed in the order they appear on the command line. If this option is given the default formats in the config file are ignored. If a format name starts with the '<' character it's treated as an inline format and pased as though it was the contents of format entry in the config file (see empxformrc(5) for details). For example, to display all the track names in an rmp file use empxform -f "<track>%t</track>" emp_file Inline formats should not include the <format> tag.
The system wide configuration files, see empxformrc(5) for details
Per user configuration file, see empxformrc(5) for details
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To list all the track names in Trance_Nation.emp:
empxform -f "<track>%t</track>" Trance_Nation.emp
To perform the set default actions on Trance_Nation.emp:
To download a complete album with wget and create a m3u format playlist:
empxform -f download-wget -f playlist-m3u Trance_Nation.emp
To play the album specified in Trance_Nation.emp directly from the network:
empxform -f playlist-m3u-remote Trance_Nation.emp