iTunes for windows

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at
Sun Dec 11 15:20:45 EST 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  
good though.

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.

Thanks again,


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  
>> iTunes.
>> 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
>> Windows?
> 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,  
> according
> to Apple.  An SDK is here:
> If you build an external, please let me know.  I've been interested  
> in this
> for months.
> Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
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