How to use Vifm as your music player

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If you have mpc then with some scripting you can use Vifm as your music player! Simply copy and paste this into your vifmrc:

NOTE You need fzf for this

NOTE You should also have the most recent version of mpc compiled from github.

You can use older versions of mpc and still get 99% of the functionality, but certain mappings will have to be adjusted for displaying the current status. Make you that you set the shell variables at the beginning here to their appropriate locations on the harddrive.

let $SONG_FORMAT="[[%artist% - ]%title%]|[%file%]"
let $MUSIC_DIR=expand("$HOME/music")
let $PLAY_LIST=expand("$HOME/music/play_list")
nnoremap L :!mpc seek +5%% %i<cr>:mpcStat 2<cr>
nnoremap B :!mpc seek -5%% %i<cr>:mpcStat 2<cr>
nnoremap l :!mpc seek +5 %i<cr>:mpcStat 2<cr>
nnoremap b :!mpc seek -5 %i<cr>:mpcStat 2<cr>
nnoremap rmp :!mpc toggle %i<cr>:mpcStat 2<cr>
nnoremap rmw :ShowSong<cr>
nnoremap rmg :GotoSong<cr>
nnoremap rmt :mpcStat 2<cr>
nnoremap rm3 :echo system('mpc status "vol:%volume% rep %repeat% rand %random% single %single%"')<cr>
nnoremap rm0 :let $IGNORE = system('mpd_restart')<cr>:echo 'Music player daemon has been restarted'<cr>
nnoremap rmi :mpcinsert<cr>:!echo Song %f:t inserted. %S<cr>
nnoremap rma :mpcadd<cr>:!echo Song %f:t added. %S<cr>
nnoremap rmm :!echo "%f" | sed -e 's/\([^\]\) /\1\n/g' -e 's/\\//g' | xargs -d '\n' -L 1 realpath --relative-to=$MUSIC_DIR %M | sort -nr | xargs -d '\n' -L 1 mpc insert<cr>:mpcplay<cr>:ShowSong<cr>
nnoremap rmd :Delfind<cr>
nnoremap rmf :goto $MUSIC_DIR<cr>i:FZFfind<cr>
nnoremap rms :Playfind<cr>
nnoremap rmc :!mpc crop %i<cr>:echo 'Playlist cropped'<cr>
nnoremap rme :!mpc clear %i<cr>:echo 'Playlist cleared'<cr>
nnoremap rmn :let $IGNORE = system('mpc next')<cr>:ShowSong<cr>
nnoremap rmv :let $IGNORE = system('mpc prev')<cr>:ShowSong<cr>
nnoremap rmr :let $IGNORE = system('mpc seek 0%')<cr>:let $IGNORE = system('mpc play')<cr>:mpcStat 1<cr>
nnoremap rmR :let $IGNORE = system('mpc stop')<cr>:!mpc play 1 %i<cr>
nnoremap rmx :let $IGNORE = system('mpc random')<cr>:echo system('mpc status "Random is %random%"')<cr>
nnoremap rml :let $IGNORE = system('mpc repeat')<cr>:echo system('mpc status "Repeat is %repeat%"')<cr>
nnoremap rmS :let $IGNORE = system('mpc single')<cr>:echo system('mpc status "Single is %single%"')<cr>
nnoremap rmh :!mpc shuffle %i<cr>:echo 'Playlist shuffled'<cr>
nnoremap rmL :PlayListfind<cr>:!sleep 0.2 %i<cr>:Playfind<cr>
nnoremap + :!mpc volume +5 %i<cr>:echo system('mpc status "Volume is:%volume%"')<cr>
nnoremap - :!mpc volume -5 %i<cr>:echo system('mpc status "Volume is:%volume%"')<cr>
" }}}2
command! Playfind :exe '!mpc play "'.system('mpc playlist | nl | grep -Fv "$(mpc | sed -ne "1p" --)" | fzf --height 40 --with-nth 2.. 2>/dev/tty | cut -f 1 | tr -d " "').'" &>/dev/null %IU' | redraw
command! PlayListfind :exe '!mpc load "'.system('mpc lsplaylist | fzf --height 40 2>/dev/tty').'"' | redraw
command Delfind :exe '!mpc del "'.system('mpc playlist | nl | fzf --height 40 --with-nth 2.. 2>/dev/tty | cut -f 1 | tr -d " "').'" & &>/dev/null %IU' | redraw
command ShowSong mpc -f "$SONG_FORMAT" current %S
command GotoSong :exe 'goto "$MUSIC_DIR/'.system('mpc -f "%%file%%" | sed -ne "1p" --').'"'
command mpcadd :let $IGNORE = system(expand('mpc search filename "$(realpath --relative-to=$MUSIC_DIR %%f)" | mpc add'))
command pls mpc save %a | echo "Playlist saved." %i
command pll mpc load %a %i
command mpcStat :echo system('mpc | sed -ne '.%a.'p --')
command mpcls mpc playlist | sed -e "s%%$(mpc | sed -ne '1p')%%& *%%" -- %M
" Unfortunitly vifm doesn't have the capability to give a user command the functionality of
" something like :rename
" command mpcEdit !mpc playlist | $EDITOR - /tmp/tmp.m3u
command mpcplay :if system('mpc | sed -ne 2p -- | cut -d " " -f 1') == '' | execute '!mpc toggle &' | else | execute '!mpc next &' | endif
" }}}2
" }}}1

Here's a video showcasing almost all the features [1]: