- Search and stream music
- Search albums or single tracks
- Create playlists
- Download tracks
- Works with Python 2.7+ and 3.3+
- Works with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
- No Python dependencies
- Requires mplayer
Album Tracks Search
[sudo] pip install mps
git clone https://github.com/np1/mps.git cd mps python setup.py install
From within the mps directory:python setup.py install
Mac OS X installation notes
Install mplayer with MacPorts:
sudo port install MPlayer
Windows installation notes
Install the python colorama module to get colors (optional):
pip install colorama
Download mplayer for your CPU type from the "Build Selection table" here.
Extract the mplayer.exe file, saving it to your mps directory or a PATH directory
It is recommended you update to the latest version.
Upgrade pip installation:
sudo pip install mps --upgrade
Upgrade git clone:
(from within the mps directory) git pull
mps is run on the command line using the command:
h from within the program for help.
You can enter an artist/song name to search for songs. Track searches must be prefixed with either a . or / character.
p to go to the next / previous page of results
To search for an album, enter
album optionally followed by the album title.
When a list of songs is displayed, such as search results or a playlist, you can use the following commands:
d 3 to download song 3
all to play all displayed tracks
1,2,3 to play songs 1 2 and 3
2-4,6,6-3 to play songs 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 5, 4, 3
Note: The commands
repeat can be inserted at the start or
end of any of the above to enable those play modes: eg,
shuffle 1-4 or
rm 1,5 to remove songs 1 and 5.
rm 1,2,5-7 to remove songs 1,2 and 5-7.
rm all to remove all songs
sw 1,3 to swap the position of songs 1 and 3
mv 1,3 to move song 1 to postion 3
add 1,2,3 to add songs 1,2 and 3 to the current playlist.
add 1-4,6,8-10 to add songs 1-4, 6, and 8-10 to the current playlist
add 1-4,7 <playlist_name> to add songs 1-4 and 7 to a saved playlist. A
new playlist will be created if the given name doesn't already exist.
vp to view the current playlist (then use rm, mv and sw to modify it)
ls to list your saved playlists
open <playlist_name or ID> to open a saved playlist as the current playlist
view <playlist_name or ID> to view a playlist (leaves current playlist intact)
play <playlist_name or ID> to play a saved playlist directly.
save <playlist_name> to save the currently displayed songs as a
stored playlist on disk
rmp <playlist_name or ID> to delete a playlist from disk
mv <old_name or ID> <new_name> to rename a playlist
q to quit
h for help
top show top tracks this week
top3m show top tracks for last 3 months
top6m show top tracks for last 6 months
topyear show top tracks for last year
topall show all time top tracks
list [pleer playlist url]` to import a playlist from the web.
Playlist Name Completion
play to access a playlist, you can enter
the first few characters instead of the whole name. The first alphabetically
matching playlist will be opened / displayed.
To play a saved playlist when invoking mps use the following command:
mps play <playlistname>
This also works for other commands, eg:
mps .mozartto search
mps view <playlistname>to view a saved playlist
mps lsto list saved playlists
mps topto list top tracks this week
mps open mozto open a saved playlist called mozart.
When selecting songs for playback, removing or adding you can use
select song 5 upward and
-5 to select up to song 5. This can be included
with other choices so for example:
5,3,7-,-2. You can also use spaces
instead of commas eg.
5 3 7- -2.
Quality / Bitrate
+best to a search query to return high bitrate results or
Using MPV instead of MPlayer
If you have mpv installed and want to use that instead of mplayer;
From within mps:
set player mpv set playerargs --really-quiet --no-video
To view configuration, enter
set and to change any item enter:
set <item> <value>. This can be used to change the download path (DDIR)
and will persist after exiting the program. To reset all settings to default,
set all default or for a single item,
set <item> default
Use this software at your own risk, it downloads content from pleer.com, an online mp3 file repository.