ampache

Communicate to an Ampache server using the API

npm install ampache
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Ampache

Communicate to an Ampache server using the API

Usage

var AmpacheSession = require('ampache');
var conn = new AmpacheSession('user', 'pass', 'http://example.com/server/xml.server.php');

Examples

Authenticate to an ampache server (assumes conn is set from the above usage)

conn.authenticate(function(err, body) {
  console.log(body);
});

yields

{
  "auth": "510b0a5f0f0e076ebab1df731acbbaeb",
  "api": 350001,
  "update": "2012-05-23T03:32:01+00:00",
  "add": "2012-08-07T09:32:17+00:00",
  "clean": "2012-08-07T09:32:29+00:00",
  "songs": 8043,
  "albums": 862,
  "artists": 372,
  "playlists": 0,
  "videos": 9
}

The dates in the above examples are JavaScript Date objects

Get a list of artists

conn.get_artists(function(err, body) {
  console.log(body);
});

yields

{
  "391": {
    "@": {
      "id": "391"
    },
    "name": "The American Dollar",
    "tag": {
      "#": "Post-Rock",
      "@": {
        "id": "7",
        "count": ""
      }
    },
    "albums": "2",
    "songs": "24",
    "preciserating": {},
    "rating": "0"
  },
  "392": {...},
}

Query the Ampache server for a given artist id

conn.get_artist(249, function(err, body) {
  console.log(body);
});

yields

{
  "@": {
    "id": "249"
  },
  "name": "Lights",
  "tag": {
    "#": "Pop",
    "@": {
      "id": "11",
      "count": ""
    }
  },
  "albums": "1",
  "songs": "13",
  "preciserating": {},
  "rating": "0"
}

Ping the ampache server to prolong your session

conn.ping(function(err, body) {
  console.log(body);
});

yields

{
  "session_expire": "Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:05:09 +0000",
  "server": "3.6-Alpha1-DEV",
  "version": 350001,
  "compatible": 350001
}

The date in the above example is a JavaScript Date object

Send an api call

Circumvent the built-in convenience methods and hit the api directly

conn.call_api({'action':'playlists'}, function(err, body) {
  console.log(body);
});

yields

{
  "1": {
    "@": {
      "id": "1"
    },
    "name": "AILD - Decas",
    "owner": "Administrator",
    "items": "12",
    "type": "public"
  },
  "2": {
    "@": {
      "id": "2"
    },
    "name": "AILD - The Powerless Rise",
    "owner": "Administrator",
    "items": "11",
    "type": "public"
  }
}

Functions

new AmpacheServer(user, pass, url, [opts])

Create a new AmpacheServer object. opts is an object with the following keys.

opts.debug: boolean - defaults to false - whether to write debug messages to stderr


The following functions require an AmpacheServer object to run

Callbacks will return an error object if applicable as the first argument, and an object representing the server response as the second.

All callbacks are optional

conn.authenticate(function(err, body))

Authenticate to the server, storing the auth data in the object, and return the body

conn.ping(function(err, body))

Extend the session on the server by sending a keep-alive

conn.get_artists, conn.get_albums, conn.get_songs([search], function(err, body))

Get a list of all artists/albums/songs on the server, returns a list of objects

search is an optional string to filter the results

conn.get_artist, conn.get_album, conn.get_song(id, function(err, body))

Get a single artist/album/song by its ID on the server

conn.call_api(values, function(err, body))

Call the API directly with a given set of values to pass in

ex.

conn.call_api({'action':'ping'}, function(err, body) {});

The auth parameter will be provided by the function if not provided

Install

npm install ampache

Tests

To test this module, you must copy the config.json.dist file in the tests/ folder to config.json, and populate it with your Ampache server credentials.

cp tests/config.json{.dist,}
$EDITOR tests/config.json

And then you can run the tests manually

npm test

License

MIT Licensed

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