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b33k34
2009-05-03, 13:47
I'm still liking Genius mixes. They're not as varied as Music IP, and you don't get so many obscure tracks, but I've not managed to get MiP working on my mac system yet so they're all i have.

Now SC picks up the Genius playlist when it scans iTunes but it's rather inconvenient hitting Genius in SC, going to settings, scanning for new and changed music. Waiting. Waiting again. Then finally adding it to a playlist.

Would it be possible to have a plugin/shortcut that JUST grabbed the latest Genius mix from iTunes without needed a full rescan?

mherger
2009-05-04, 01:28
> Would it be possible to have a plugin/shortcut that JUST grabbed the
> latest Genius mix from iTunes without needed a full rescan?

Sounds like a great idea for a 3rd party plugin. This should be feasible.

b33k34
2009-05-04, 04:29
I'm full of great ideas (I'm pretty sure Music Info Screensaver came off the back of one of them) but completely lacking in coding skills. Were you volunteering? :-)

Craig, James \(IDEAS\)
2009-05-05, 01:41
My iTunes Party Shuffle plugin can already do this.
http://www.jamescraig.co.uk/SlimServer

Unfortunately Apple have not included Genius in the AppleScript/COM interface to iTunes so you can't initiate a new genius mix from SlimServer, which would be a nice feature.

James

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b33k34
2009-05-05, 04:09
"Windows iTunes/SlimServer only, sorry"

Ah - so no good to me as I'm on Intel Max OSX. More than happy to help with testing of OSX version if you've got one written

James
2009-05-16, 09:22
I've made a stab at the AppleScript required for the plugin to work on the Mac which are
1) get the names of all the playlists from iTunes
2) get the location of the first track in a specific playlist

Please give it a try and let me know if it does anything!

http://www.jamescraig.co.uk/SlimServer/iTunesPartyShuffle-2.4.1.zip

James

chroma
2009-11-09, 16:48
I've made a stab at the AppleScript required for the plugin to work on the Mac which are
1) get the names of all the playlists from iTunes
2) get the location of the first track in a specific playlist

Please give it a try and let me know if it does anything!

http://www.jamescraig.co.uk/SlimServer/iTunesPartyShuffle-2.4.1.zip

James

James,

any chance of updating this for 7.4? I'll be happy to help debug this on a mac once it is recognized by the server.

thanks,

dan

James
2009-11-10, 03:00
It works fine on 7.4 - doesn't it?
Or was that a special version with Mac support?

James
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