Speak iTunes Information

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Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:42 pm
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Speak iTunes Information

Overview
This script pauses the song currently playing on iTunes on the computer running Indigo, speaks the song, artist and album, and then resumes playing the song at the same point.

Installation
After downloading, drag the Speak iTunes Information script into the folder: /Library/Application Support/Perceptive Automation/Indigo 2/Scripts/

Usage
Execute within Indigo, typically as a Trigger Action attached to a RemoteLinc or IRLinc. The script will only execute if iTunes is currently playing, and will speak the track information on whatever speakers are currently in use with iTunes. To speak with a voice other than the System voice, add the voice name to the associated property at the top of the script; for example, the new Leopard voice Alex works well.

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Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:52 pm
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Excellent addition to the library, thanks!

BTW, I changed the group to Application Integration - it seemed a little more appropriate there.

jay

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Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:32 am
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Has anyone used this? If using airport to stream itunes to my stereo system, will this information be played through the stereo or just local on the computer? Thanks.

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Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:34 am
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Hi Jay,

It should play through on whatever system(s) the music is playing, which in your case would be the stereo.

That was the whole point of the script, as "saying" anything on the Mac typically will only play though the local computer speakers.

Jim

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Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:01 pm
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Error message

I tried to use this script and get an error

Can't make name of <class> of application "iTunes" into type Unicode text.


Can anyone help me here?

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Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:33 pm
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Sorry, been offline for a while.

I don't get that error, o I'm not sure why it's occurring.

If you open the script and run it standalone, using the Script Editor Event Log, do you get the same error? Note that when you do this, the "repeat until" loop will log a lot of repetitions while the track information is being read.

Jim

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Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:50 am
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I must not be seeing it, where do we download this script?

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Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:45 am
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Check the download library. Anything on this forum topic is downloadable there.

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Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:28 am
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Re: Speak iTunes Information

:roll:
I tried this script with Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and Indigo 4.1.7.
However iTunes does not resume the currently playing song, it stops with the iTunesIndigoTempFile...
Anyone knows how to fix this?
regards

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Re: Speak iTunes Information

It's been several months since the author has logged in to the forums. Hopefully he's set notifications on this thread so he'll get an email every time there's a post. If he's enabled access, you might try contacting him directly - see the "Email" or "PM" buttons below one of his post - if they show up you can use them to contact him.

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