Gutenbach is the software that powers sipbmp3, the system for playing music in the SIPB office. You can use any of the following methods to print music to play on sipbmp3.
If you are running Debathena but do not want to use Gutenbach, you can use sipbmp3 like a "normal Debathena printer":
lpr -Psipbmp3 song.mp3
lprm -Psipbmp3 job#
If you do not specify a job number, then the first song will be removed.
You can specify start and stop times with options:
lpr -Psipbmp3 song.mp3 -o start=10 -o stop=123
The numbers are in seconds, but you can also use syntax like
4:33. Instead of specifying a music file, you can alternatively print a YouTube URL from the standard input; there, you can also append flags like
start=10 stop=123 to the line, so for example you can print the line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ww0gwEszo start=10 stop=123
Finally, you can use various synonyms for "start" or "stop", such as "begin" and "end", because the author keeps on accidentally typing the latter.
Experimental feature: if you add
playlist to the end of a YouTube playlist URL, sipbmp3 will attempt to queue up all the videos in the playlist. You can also add things like
start=1 stop=3, this time to limit to a range of videos in the playlist. This is a ridiculous tower of hacks; don't look at the code.
If you are not running Debathena, you can use the following command to print music to sipbmp3
CUPS_SERVER=zsr.mit.edu lp -d sipbmp3 song.mp3
You can configure Gutenbach to add the queue for sipbmp3 if you are running Debathena with
gutenbach-client-config -a sipbmp3 -h zsr.mit.edu
You can set the sipbmp3 queue as your default queue with
gutenbach-client-config -s sipbmp3
You can play music with gutenbach with
gbr -q sipbmp3 song.mp3
If sipbmp3 is your default gutenbach queue, you can play music with
Similarly, you will not need to type -q sipbmp3 to do any of the following actions with gutenbach if you set sipbmp3 as your default queue.
You can list what music is currently queued to sipbmp3 with
gbq -q sipbmp3
You can remove a song from the queue with
gbrm -q sipbmp3 ID
gbrm -q sipbmp3 all
gbrm -q sipbmp3 current
gbrm -q sipbmp3 last
which removes by job ID (found with
gbq), all songs, current songs, or
the last song, respectively.
You can also install gutenbach by adding the PPA from https://launchpad.net/~gutenbach/+archive/gutenbach, then installing
You can change the volume on sipbmp3 with
Get the current value of the volume with
remctl zsr v get
The volume ranges from 0 to 31. It should usually stay around 15.
Set the volume with
remctl zsr v set #
# is the volume you would like to set.
Increase the volume with
remctl zsr v up
Decrease the volume with
remctl zsr v down
You can mute sipbmp3 with
remctl zsr v mute
Apparently at some point in time the following did something
remctl zsr mplayer pause