TS3AudioBot

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TS3AudioBot is a open-source TeamSpeak3 bot, playing music and much more.

Warning

To use the bot, you also need a TeamSpeak3 server!


Note

For this guide you should be familiar with the basic concepts of

License

TS3AudioBot was written by Splamy and licensed under OSL-3.0.

Installation

Download release file:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ mkdir ts3audiobot
[isabell@stardust ~]$ cd ts3audiobot
[isabell@stardust ts3audiobot]$ wget https://github.com/Splamy/TS3AudioBot/releases/latest/download/TS3AudioBot_dotnet_core_3.1.zip
(...)
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 12161538 (12M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘TS3AudioBot_dotnet_core_3.1.zip’

100%[=====================================>] 12,161,538  49.3MB/s   in 0.2s

2021-03-14 16:09:26 (49.3 MB/s) - ‘TS3AudioBot_dotnet_core_3.1.zip’ saved [12161538/12161538]

Extract zip archive:

[isabell@stardust ts3audiobot]$ unzip TS3AudioBot_dotnet_core_3.1.zip
[isabell@stardust ts3audiobot]$ rm TS3AudioBot_dotnet_core_3.1.zip

Now we will configure the bot. To set your TeamSpeak user as bot admin, you unique id is required. Go to your TeamSpeak client and open the Identities window in the Tools menu. Copy your unique id.

To configure the bot, start it interactively and input your configuration data (unique TeamSpeak user id, server name, server password, …). After the configuration is done, the bot will automatically connect to the TeamSpeak3 server.

[isabell@stardust ts3audiobot]$ dotnet TS3AudioBot.dll
16:10:54.4473| INFO|| [============ TS3AudioBot started =============]
16:10:54.5198| INFO|| [ Date/Time: Sunday, 14 March 2021 16:10:54
16:10:54.5302| INFO|| [ Version: 0.11.0/master/c7e44e4d
16:10:54.5310| INFO|| [ Platform: CentOS Linux 7 (Core) (64bit)
16:10:54.5315| INFO|| [ Runtime: .NET Core (3.1.13) ServerGC:True GC:SustainedLowLatency
16:10:54.5343| INFO|| [ Opus: libopus 1.0.2 (x64)
16:10:54.5346| INFO|| [==============================================]
16:10:55.2626| WARN|| No permission file found.
Do you want to set up an admin in the default permission file template? [Y/n] Y
Please enter an admin uid
YourAdminUID
16:11:36.1467| INFO|| Creating new permission file ({"AdminUids":["YourAdminUID"], "OverwriteIfExists":false})
It seems like there are no bots configured.
Fill out this quick setup to get started.
Please enter the ip, domain or nickname (with port; default: 9987) where to connect to:
1.3.3.7:9987
Please enter the server password (or leave empty for none):
SecretTSserverPWifAny
16:12:41.2601| INFO|| Bot "default" connecting to "1.3.3.7:9987"
16:12:41.8483| INFO|| Started Webserver on port 58913

The bot should now be connected. Check it by connecting yourself to the server.

You can also test if the bot plays music by connecting to the bot’s TeamSpeak channel and send it following private message:

!play https://file-examples-com.github.io/uploads/2017/11/file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3

Because the TS3AudioBot program will be stopped if you disconnect your terminal, you need to configure a service. Stop the bot by inserting Ctrl+C. Create ~/etc/services.d/ts3audiobot.ini with following content:

[program:ts3audiobot]
command=dotnet TS3AudioBot.dll
directory=/home/isabell/ts3audiobot/

After creating the configuration, tell supervisord to refresh its configuration and start the service:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ supervisorctl reread
SERVICE: available
[isabell@stardust ~]$ supervisorctl update
SERVICE: added process group
[isabell@stardust ~]$ supervisorctl status
SERVICE                            RUNNING   pid 26020, uptime 0:03:14
[isabell@stardust ~]$

Youtube Videos

Playing youtube videos is currently not possible. Therefore we need youtube-dl.

First clone the repo:

[isabell@stardust ts3audiobot]$ git clone https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl.git

Then configure the path in ~/ts3audiobot/ts3audiobot.toml, change

youtube-dl = { path = "" }

to

youtube-dl = { path = "./youtube-dl" }

Restart the bot to activate the new config:

supervisorctl restart ts3audiobot

Test if you are now able to play youtube videos by sending !play <youtube url> to your bot.

Configure the web server

Note

TS3AudioBot is running on port 58913.

To make the application accessible from the outside, configure a web backend:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace web backend set / --http --port <port>
Set backend for / to port <port>; please make sure something is listening!
You can always check the status of your backend using "uberspace web backend list".
[isabell@stardust ~]$

Additional Configuration

Rename your bot

Change name value in ~/ts3audiobot/ts3audiobot.toml.

Connect to special channel

Change channel value in ~/ts3audiobot/ts3audiobot.toml.

Allow everyone to change music

Uncomment groupid and userid in the Playing rights part of ~/ts3audiobot/rights.toml

More Configurations

Refer to the official TS3AudioBot wiki configuration for more configuration options.

Control the bot via TeamSpeak

Connect to your TeamSpeak server and to the channel with the bot. The run a command.

common Commands
Command Description

!play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=example

!play https://example.com/music.mp3

Plays a new song
!pause Pauses playing
!play Continues current paused song
!stop Stops playing a song
!add Adds song to the queue
!next Plays next song in queue
!previous Plays previous song in queue
!help Shows a (hopefully) helping message

Refer to the official TS3AudioBot wiki command system for more commands.

Control the bot via the web interface

Connect to the TeamSpeak Server an join the channel with the bot. Go to Tools and click on Identities in your TeamSpeak and copy the unique id. Generate an api token sending the message !api token to the bot. Open the Webinterface on https://isabell.uber.space and insert unique id and token. You should now be able to control the bot!

Updates

Replace all files with the current release (backup your data in advance):

[isabell@stardust ~]$ cd ts3audiobot
[isabell@stardust ts3audiobot]$ wget https://github.com/Splamy/TS3AudioBot/releases/latest/download/TS3AudioBot_dotnet_core_3.1.zip
[isabell@stardust ts3audiobot]$ unzip -o TS3AudioBot_dotnet_core_3.1.zip
[isabell@stardust ts3audiobot]$ rm TS3AudioBot_dotnet_core_3.1.zip

Uninstallation

Remove web backend:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace web backend del /
The web backend has been deleted.

Remove Service file:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ rm ~/etc/services.d/ts3audiobot.ini

After creating the configuration, tell supervisord to refresh its configuration and start the service:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ supervisorctl reread
SERVICE: available
[isabell@stardust ~]$ supervisorctl update
SERVICE: added process group
[isabell@stardust ~]$ supervisorctl status
SERVICE                            RUNNING   pid 26020, uptime 0:03:14
[isabell@stardust ~]$

Delete files:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ rm -R ~/ts3audiobot

Debugging

Refer to the official TS3AudioBot wiki!


Tested with TS3AudioBot 0.11.0, Uberspace 7.9.0.0

Written by: Felix Franz <https://www.felix-franz.com>