This is a little hack for controlling iTunes from within Alpha (under OSX).
The first version (posted on Alpha-D in July 2003) was based on [[exec osascript]] -- this was dead slow. The following day, Johan Linde rewrote the script replacing all the exec osascripts by TclAE calls -- what a speed improvement! Thanks, Johan.
I have been using it ever since. Works like a charm.
To install it, place the script /anywhere/you/want and write this line in your prefs.tcl file:
All commands are given via a two-stroke key combination starting with Ctrl-I. The second keys correspond to the following commands:
space play/pause right skip to next song in the current playlist left return to previous song in the playlist up increase the volume down decrease the volume M mute shift-M unmute V set the volume I show status (Info) (artist, song, album, playlist) R turn on repeat shift-R turn off reapeat S turn on shuffle shift-S turn off shuffle L change playList O request a song (Open)
You can also use Ctrl-I 6 to set the volume equal to 66. Here 6 denotes any one-digit non-negative integer.