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iTunes Control through MaxMSP

November 20, 2006 | 12:28 am

Hi

I was wondering whether it is possible to control iTunes (or Quicktime) through MaxMSP. I want to create/build my own customer controller, and using MaxMSP have the functionalilty to load tracks, previous, next and pause etc.

I understand that one could use max to build my own software version, perhaps using iTunes XML to identify the location of stored tracks. However I thought it would be more elegant if I could directly integrate it with iTunes.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Duncan


November 20, 2006 | 7:11 pm

Why dont you try controlling it through terminal (using the shell external). I had a quick peak on google, and there is an article at http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20011108211802830.

If you can get that working, then all you need to do is send the appropriate messages to shell and hey presto:D – If you havent used shell before, a quick tip is to use closebang attached to the message pkill. Otherwise closing a max patch with something running through shell has a tantrum.

Good luck, hope this gets you going in the right direction.

Tristram


November 20, 2006 | 9:31 pm


September 28, 2011 | 10:54 pm

I was wondering if anyone made any progress on this subject. I’m very interested in controlling itunes through max/msp however i can’t get my hands on the shell patch. and the link is a little to complicated for me! ( i’m just a beginner )


September 28, 2011 | 11:05 pm

Check this patch out which should get you up and running pretty quickly!


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