any way to access iTunes from Max?


    Apr 18 2007 | 4:02 pm
    I wonder if there is (but I bet no)
    a way to access iTunes with an MSP external...
    also I wonder why:
    a) import command on buffer~
    works badly with mp3s or apple's codec...
    it cuts the songs even if you have assigned more than enough space
    to the buffer and replace won't work with such formats...
    (and I have enough RAM)
    b) why there is not there a way to use waveform~ inspector with sfplay~? why just buffers and not direct to disk reading?
    ok
    enough,,,
    any answer is very appreciated

    • Apr 18 2007 | 4:52 pm
      You can do this with Jack OS X:
      If on Windows, Jack is a little bit less polished, but it should still work:
      Dan
      At 6:03 PM +0200 4/18/07, Giorgio Sancristoforo wrote:
      >I wonder if there is (but I bet no)
      >a way to access iTunes with an MSP external...
      >
      >
      >also I wonder why:
      >
      >a) import command on buffer~
      >works badly with mp3s or apple's codec...
      >it cuts the songs even if you have assigned more than enough space
      >to the buffer and replace won't work with such formats...
      >(and I have enough RAM)
      >
      >b) why there is not there a way to use waveform~ inspector with
      >sfplay~? why just buffers and not direct to disk reading?
      >
      >
      >ok
      >enough,,,
      >
      >any answer is very appreciated
      --
      Dan Nigrin
      Defective Records
      202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X / Major
      Malfunction
      http://www.defectiverecords.com
    • Apr 18 2007 | 5:09 pm
      Am 18.04.2007 um 18:03 schrieb Giorgio Sancristoforo:
      >
      > I wonder if there is (but I bet no)
      > a way to access iTunes with an MSP external...
      you can use the soundflower driver on osx get it from cycling74
      >
      >
      > also I wonder why:
      >
      > a) import command on buffer~
      > works badly with mp3s or apple's codec...
      here it works with mp3, try only one channel.
      > it cuts the songs even if you have assigned more than enough space
      > to the buffer and replace won't work with such formats...
      > (and I have enough RAM)
      >
      > b) why there is not there a way to use waveform~ inspector with
      > sfplay~? why just buffers and not direct to disk read
      try this
      > ok
      > enough,,,
      >
      > any answer is very appreciated
    • Apr 18 2007 | 5:11 pm
      Thanks Dan, but if I'm not wrong, jack looks like an audio router.
      I'm looking for something that let me access the iTunes library of my computer and select tracks from max...
      routing the audio out of iTunes won't fit my needs...
      thanks anyway indeed
    • Apr 18 2007 | 5:17 pm
      Thanks much Falk,
      the sfplay~ + waveform~ question is answered!
    • Apr 18 2007 | 5:55 pm
      Ah, OK sorry - I misunderstood you.
      FWIW though, I'm pretty sure the iTunes library file is XML based, so
      you could probably dig into that and figure out how to parse it...
      You'd be able to get the relevant info, including full file patch,
      from there. Then just use that path to load the file into Max...
      Dan
      At 7:11 PM +0200 4/18/07, Giorgio Sancristoforo wrote:
      >Thanks Dan, but if I'm not wrong, jack looks like an audio router.
      >
      >I'm looking for something that let me access the iTunes library of
      >my computer and select tracks from max...
      >
      >routing the audio out of iTunes won't fit my needs...
      >
      >thanks anyway indeed
      --
      Dan Nigrin
      Defective Records
      202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X / Major
      Malfunction
      http://www.defectiverecords.com
    • Apr 18 2007 | 6:07 pm
      Hi (bonjour),
      Maybe you could have a look at oscbonjour, external doing Bonjour/ZeroConf
      service discovery and announcement.
      This Remy Muller external is very useful; for instance it avoids sending a
      ping to 255.255.255.255 to get all the machine IPs.