Package Details: gpmdp 4.7.1-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: gpmdp
Description: A beautiful cross platform Desktop Player for Google Play Music. Stable release.
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Keywords: desktop google gpmdp music play player
Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: google-play-music-desktop-player-git, gpmdp-git
Provides: gpmdp
Submitter: BrianAllred
Maintainer: BrianAllred
Last Packager: BrianAllred
Votes: 105
Popularity: 1.04
First Submitted: 2016-03-15 03:10
Last Updated: 2020-01-08 03:46

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BrianAllred commented on 2017-01-03 20:07

This information is in the .install, but I'm going to sticky it here.

For Chromecast functionality:

1) Verify avahi and nss-mdns are installed.

2) Append "mdns4" to the end of the "hosts" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf.

3) Enable and start both avahi-daemon.service and avahi-daemon.socket.

If this still doesn't work, check your hosts line in /etc/nsswitch.conf. Mine looked like the following:

hosts: files mymachines resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns myhostname mdns4

So I changed it to the following:

hosts: files mymachines resolve dns myhostname mdns4

This fixed the problem for me.

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BrianAllred commented on 2020-01-08 03:49


I asked aur-general if this can be renamed or if I need to submit a new package.

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-01-07 17:23

Please build this package from source or resubmit this as gpmdp-bin as it's a binary source.

BrianAllred commented on 2020-01-07 02:32

Depends and optdepends changed according to debtap. If this breaks any functionality, let me know.

HiImTye commented on 2020-01-02 11:13

to be clear, to change the user agent string, you need to edit

"$HOME/.config/Google Play Music Desktop Player/json_store/.settings.json" and find the line that starts with: "spoofedUserAgent": and change the value to: "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.15; rv:71.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/71.0",

then you should be able to log in without the "insecure browser" error message.

note: this must be done when GPMDP is not running or else it will overwrite the string you set when it closes

alanking commented on 2019-12-29 10:51

@bartles this allowed me to sign in

BrianAllred commented on 2019-12-27 06:50

@caleb See link below. 4.7 RC builds are still versioned as 4.6.

caleb commented on 2019-12-27 06:36

The PKGBUILD says 4.7.0 on the tin but downloads a source called google-play-music-desktop-player_4.6.1_amd64.deb — something is wrong with that. The upstream Github repostory is only tagged through 4.6.1, the packages.json only says that, and I can't find anything in the source to justify this. Please don't put artificial version numbers that are not from upstream. If you need to bump something to prompt rebuilds give it a bumped package release number.

bartles commented on 2019-12-20 18:43

I was able to build without issue, running into this warning when attempting to sign in. I do have 2FA on the account, which may be part of the problem.

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pioneer commented on 2019-12-18 10:14

@BrianAllred, clean git clone and makepkg -sri works perfectly. It's weird that pamac fails in installing this package and thanks for the help.

BrianAllred commented on 2019-12-18 03:20

@pioneer I didn't have an issue with a clean git clone and makepkg -sri. You may need to clean the repo, or if you're using an AUR helper, clean up its build directory.

Edit: Forgot to mention the version mismatch is intentional. Even though the package says 4.6.1, it's actually a 4.7 alpha. Upstream has been lagging with changes and updates lately, so things are moving slowly, including updating the package version.