iTunes for windows
Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Sun Dec 11 14:20:45 CST 2005
My dear Scott,
Thanks, I just reposted for more info. I do need a windows solution
if at all possible.
I am going to look into the XML file and what I can do with it. Also
your stack looks interesting and I will play with it later. Looks
Right now I would very much like to 'talk" to iTunes from both
windows and the mac. But on the mac side it seems very doable, it is
the windows side I am concerned about.
This project seems like I could do any number of things with it. I
nee to grasp what is actually doable at this point but an external
would be great. I am looking into it. So many people (on the mac
side) have written co-apps to go along with iTunes that the item in
question may already be out there.
This is my project so I will be sharing what ever I find with the list.
On Dec 11, 2005, at 2:20 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
> Recently, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>> I have a project that involves iTunes. I want to extract locally a
>> users playlists and song/podcast list from their computer and do some
>> things in Rev. I then want to put/import some content back into
>> I figure I can use Applescript on the Mac but I don't know about
>> iTunes for Windows. Is anyone familiar with doing things like this on
> You might be interested in this library for the Mac side:
> But if you're only using a few functions and are comfortable with
> AppleScript than it may be overkill for your needs.
>> What are the options available? On the extraction side can I use an
>> output from iTunes? Is there an XML file etc.?
>> On the importing side is it acceptable to just ask the user to drop/
>> import a folder into iTunes from my output? Or is there a way to send
>> a command to iTunes to tell it to do the import?
>> I am just starting this project and any and all help or input is
>> greatly appreciated.
> As Sims suggested, you might be able to parse an XML file to get
> what you
> need. If you're looking to *talk* to iTunes, you need to use COM,
> to Apple. An SDK is here:
> If you build an external, please let me know. I've been interested
> in this
> for months.
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
> E: scott at tactilemedia.com
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