Pause sometimes Playing

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Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:17 pm
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Pause sometimes Playing

So I have my desktop iTunes set up as a device in Indigo, and although it's hardly ever on when I leave for work in the morning, nevertheless, my "LEAVE" Action Group puts iTunes into pause, as there are some occasions where it is actually playing.

Today, even though I wasn't listening to it this morning, when I got home it was playing, and had been since I left this morning. The individual command is to PAUSE iTunes(not toggle Play/Pause), but this is the 2nd or 3rd time I've come home to find it's been playing all day.

I can tell from the Event Log all this is happening at the same time as my "Leave" Action Group is running, and the only iTunes command in there is to Pause.....

Really just wondering if anyone else has seen this, and what might be causing this to happen.

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Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:51 pm
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Re: Pause sometimes Playing

What version of iTunes? There were some previous versions where telling it to pause was in fact just interpreted by iTunes as a toggle (i.e. there was no separate pause command). I can't remember when that was, but it seems like it was quite a long time ago.

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Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:04 pm
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Re: Pause sometimes Playing

I'm up to date on everything... OS 10.10.x, and iTunes 12.3..., and the latest version if Indigo

And this doesn't happen often... and in the grand scheme of all the things that might go wrong, this is really a non-issue.


My "Leave" Action Group is triggers by a KPL as I walk out the door, so it's not like I'm sitting at the computer and accidentally start iTunes. I have duplicated the "Leave" Action Group, deleted everything except the exact same Pause command... and fired it manually several times... but couldn't get it to start iTunes... No real surprise.

I don't have any commands that START iTunes, but several things that should cause it to Pause if it's playing. I have as a trigger any change in iTunes Status, which then updates the song title, and artist to a Control Page, and those triggers are the things I see in the flurry of events in the Event Log when it does auto - start.

I'm not overly concerned about this... was just more curious to see if anyone else has had this experience.

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:33 pm
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Re: Pause sometimes Playing

I have this same issue, the pause will sometimes play,

I have been trying to weed out the apple scripts as I can, but there is no STOP action available in the plugin.

is it possible to add a STOP action for iTunes as well into the plugin?

I currently use:

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tell application "iTunes"
   stop
end tell



OSX 10.10.5
iTunes 12.2.6.20

Thanks!

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:10 am
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Re: Pause sometimes Playing

The reverse engineered API we're using doesn't have stop. I have to say though I've never had an issue with that .

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