Monday, 15 June 2009

I and (probably) millions of people use Spotify which I love but as I use it really very often the adverts really began to get on my tits, so I developed Mutify.

Mutify finds the track playing on Spotify and when it recognises an advert by searching an updatable database of advert track names and artists, it mutes the computer sound and then simulates a spacebar press which makes Spotify play the advert despite the fact that it is muted, simple but effective. Of course that means you get 30 seconds of silence but I find this much nicer.
Since it was very little extra effort to include it, it can also mute normal tracks which, again, you can add or take from a database.
The ultimate aim is to, upon muting just Spotify, playing a song from another source, such as iTunes and then continuing the Spotify playlist, but that is probably just off the horizon at the moment.

Mutify runs in the taskbar using very little resources and to prevents Johnathan from Spotify interrupting your music.

Mutify is released under the GNU Public License.
Copyright Oscar Wyatt 2009
Thanks to Owen Campbell-Moore for SpotifyRawr also released on GNU.

Mutify is currently in version 0.3.1 and hasn't been tested on some platforms, please contact me if you spot any bugs or with any comments or possible improvements.

Download it here or here
This is only for Windows (developed on XP) but Mac users might find this useful

11 comments:

  1. Hey Clem

    Thanks for the track-back to my OS X mute script.

    Nice one - well done for finding a windows hack! We should combine forces and release a cross-platform one click installer :-)

    Take it easy, Pete

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  2. hmm mutify link is down any way to restore it ?

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  3. Ah, sorry about that, new links posted

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  4. Thanks for the credit here, I actually developed my program into doing this too shortly after sending on the source code haha! It was surprisingly easy actually, I never made it use an online database though, just automatically add adverts I tag to a txt file... I'll try out yours and see how it runs in comparison :)

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  5. It wants to regress some .dlls on Vista and if you don't, it doesn't seem to work..

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  6. How can i get it to work on Windows 7?

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  8. plz make a windows 7 vers :D

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  9. Where the program saves the database? Is it possible to move the Mutify advert database to an another computer?

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