iTunes 8 y iTuny v0.5

Bueno hace poco se lanzo iTunes 8 y hasta el momento iTuny v0.5 esta funcionando bien. Necesito probarlo completamente, pero al menos las funciones que mas uso… Rate, next, prev, play, pause, show, jump estan funcionando muy bien.

Necesito testear completamente el programa. Si alguno encuentra algun problema porfavor posteelo en los comentarios o envienlo a mi mal.


iTuny version 0.5 Released

Well it’s about time to release this new version, this app comes with a lot of improvements, better coding (I hope) and support for other services.

The change log is in the rar file, but in short:

  • Twitter support
  • Pownce support
  • Snarl support (needs snarl installed on your machine)
  • new commands (config, party, twitter, pownce)
  • new configuration window
  • proxy support (if you are behind a firewall on your house or office and want to use the twitter or pownce feature)
  • popup and snarl time control

So here are some screenshots:





iTuny comes with alot of improvements for you to enjoy. Please let me know if you want another feature or find any bug.

Hope you like this 🙂

0.5: Dropbox / Badongo

For some history here are the older versions:
0.4.5: Dropbox / Badongo
0.4: Dropbox / Badongo
0.3: Dropbox / Badongo
0.2: Dropbox / Badongo
0.1: Dropbox / Badongo

Fixing iTunes installing/updating problem

Well as previously mentioned on a post here on my blog I had issues with iTunes after a “successful upgrade” to the latest version of iTunes and this is the second time it happens.

To my pleasure I had the answer to this dilema after hours of searching, guessing, tracking and building my own solution. Now I’m gonna release it so everyone that have this problem can fix it.

First the video:


The links:

Let me know if the links are broken.
(Links fixed they had a problem)

The command prompt need to run as Administrator, I called it from the Vista search box typing cmd and then pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

A little more:

This issue comes because the installer cannot access some registry keys because for some reason it does not have rights to access them.

Every time you start iTunes it tells you that windows is configuring the installation, you wait for it to end and then iTunes appears, but every program that uses the COM interface to communicate with iTunes fails. Then you exit the player and then again after you start iTunes windows tries to configure the installation…

This issue is addressed on the apple forum but no full answer is given, just some clues on what you could do. (from this forum is where I got the clues thanks to incognito3 for the hint and this post is the one with the original reset file)

the reset2.cmd is a recompilation of registry keys I found that needed the same permission fix.

So the cmd files changes the Quicktime and iTunes keys to give access to the installer user.

Run the iTunes installer as administrator doesn’t work.

Update on iTuny v0.5

Well i’ve been working on the next release of iTuny, the version 0.5, and this post is to keep you all informed.

What I’ve added and want to add.

  • Configuration window
  • About section
  • Better help on some error messages
  • Configurable Window and tooltip delay time
  • iTuny INI file where all the configurations are kept
  • Display a visual aid on the rate tooltip to see what rate has been set
  • iTuny Query now searches on all the library this means podcasts, audiobooks, etc…
  • Twitter and Pownce support to post your current song
  • 3 new commands iTunes Config, iTunes Twitter, iTunes Pownce


Main config Window:

Network Preferences Window:

About Window:
About tab of the config window


  • Auto create playlist with a keyword example: iTunes Wiz | “Mars” will create a playlist named “Mars Playlist” with all the things on your library that have the Mars word on them
  • Party Shuffle function
  • Twitter and Pownce support to post your current song


  • Query function not working
  • Shuffle function giving an error

Well that’s all by now, I hope to hear your comments about this and if you have suggestions don’t hesitate to put them here too.

PD: this is a beta release of the 0.5 version for you to try and comment
download beta 2 (may 13)
download beta 1 (may 10)


Aleluya iTunes Works again!

Well, i had some serious issues with my iTunes installation, the Apple Update Software screw the iTunes-Quicktime install and I couldn’t use my own iTuny @_@ that was really annoying I got to use winamp in the mean time.

I finally fixed the iTunes thing, followed this 2 posts, and mixed them a little (recently installed Windows Live Mail and have the same issue described there)

Link 1
Link 2

I had an issue with QuickTime and the ActiveX control, Lucky me there is a post (number 6 to be exact) about this:
Link 3

If you ever have this problems check those post, can save you a lot of wasted time… a little to late for me, but could be Just In Time for you 😀

God Bless!

iTuny 0.5 on the works

Well this time 0.5 will have some bug fixes and some tuning on the already there features. I hope to have a beta some day of the next week if and only if I can get my iTunes installation running again….

By some reason when I tried to Upgrade from to the Apple software Updater screw the install with the whole iTunes COM interface, and now every time I try to run iTuny the system gives me an error.

I hope this can be fixed.

Will keep you informed, and if you have some issues with 0.4 check the 0.4 post on the comments, there are some answers about some common issues with using iTuny.

Have a great week.
God Bless!

iTuny v0.4 released

Well my word was in danger if I didn’t release this before the new year arrives 😀 so here it is, Version 0.4 of iTuny the Launchy companion to control your iTunes from the confort of your keyboard.

So what’s new on this version… well 5 new features and some bug fixes from the previous version 0.3 so let’s get this straight.

New Features:

  • PrevAlbum and NextAlbum (this code is from jarethbone so the credit goes to him, i just added a message to tell you the info)
  • Artwork on the Track info window, this is something i’m just testing so please let me know if you like it this way or the other way. I changed the tooltip version of the Track info to a window that auto disappears after an amount of time. This window contains the same info as the tooltip version + the artwork. so to call this just do the same as before iTunes Track. The tooltip version is still there but now to call it you have to type iTunes info and the tooltip version will appear.
  • Art, this is a window with just the artwork. That’s all. It disappears after an amount of time.

And finally but not less the feature that I love (I hope you will), the TAG feature (as suggested by Rob here at my blog).

The Tag feature let’s you do that. Tag the current playing song. By now it lets you tag the next fields:

  • Name
  • Artist
  • Album
  • Composer
  • DiscNumber
  • Genre (Rock, HardRock, Pop, etc…)
  • Grouping
  • PlayedCount
  • Track (this is the Track number)
  • Year (4 digit)
  • VolumeAdjustment (from -100 to 100)

To use it just type:

  • iTunes Tag > name “multispace name”
  • iTunes Tag > name singlespacename


After sometime typing it you could use itag or tag and launchy will recognize this as your preferred action for that word.

Fixed Bugs:

  • Problem with Main Music playlist (Musik) in German . Reported by Lakriz
  • Problems with the installer, in some cases it wouldn’t create the links correctly.

The RAR (556k) contains:

  • iTunes Control.exe
  • iTunes.ico
  • iTunes Control.au3 (source code)
  • NA.jpg (the no artwork image)

To install it just double click the iTunes Control.exe and the installer will popout.

By some reason Avast Antivirus is giving me false positives on all autoit scripts, so don’t be fooled this script is safe, contains NO virus, trojan or any other malware. The source code is on the package for you to see.

Hope you like the changes, and comments are always welcomed.
Update: 0.4.5

This fix an issue with the Query function that in some iTunes installations returns nothing every time.
Thanks Sebastián.

Download: 0.4
Previous versions: 0.1(vbscript), 0.2(vbscript), 0.3(autoit exe)
Sourceforge Thread
Launchy Website

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iTuny 0.4 on the works

Well long time since the last news of iTuny, so here we are with some minor changes and some fixes to the installer.

First the new additions:

  • Albumart display ( iTunes album )
  • Track Info with Albumart (iTunes info)



The installer got some issues with the place it put the links in some machines (kindda weird) but not it’s fixed. I Hope to got this version out before Christmas. 😀

As i said before, this is on the works and the shots are just previews.
Your comments are welcomed.

By the way a big Thanks to Gina Trapani and Daniel (sorry i don’t know your last name) for the featured download in , this was a great and beautiful surprise and i just noticed it on my GReader (’cause i’m a lifehacker fan myself) 😀 here’s the link to the article in lifehacker. 😀


Article on Lifehacker

Have a nice day and i hope you could get your hands on 0.4 before christmas 😀

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iTuny v0.3 Released


Well here you have the latest version of iTuny, the Launchy companion to control iTunes.

This versions comes with a lot of improvements and some bug fixes, but this release took another approach, it returned to amadawn’s original AutoIt version.

I had to almost rewrite the entire plugin from scratch, add all the vbScript features and some extras to deliver this little monster. 🙂

This version comes with:

Fixed Bugs:

  • Prev Bug fixed

New Features:

  • Installation GUI (Beta)
  • Create Playlists
  • Add current song to a Playlist

Older Features (but new to Amadawn’s version):

  • Search Songs
  • Rate Songs
  • More Info from the current song, including Rate, Play Count, Song Length
  • Toggle MiniPlayer
  • Toggle Visualizations
  • Toggle EQ Window
  • Search a playlist

To install just dobleclick the iTunes Control EXE and the Install GUI will appear, choose your locations and press install.

I’m still having issues on Vista running the exe and installing the links, so if you are using Windows Vista install the controller and links in another location outside “Program Files”.

I’m working in displaying the albumart on a splash screen to make the info more eyecandy.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.

iTuny Launchy Sourceforge Thread
Launchy Website

iTuny v0.2

Well, i’ve finished the last bug fixes and new features added to iTuny.

What is iTuny?? iTuny is a vbscript that allows you control iTunes from any interface that permits sending parameters to the script. This script is actually thought for launchy, so the main idea is to control iTunes from Launchy.

So what’s new on this release??

  • Added the playlist focus function, this works like this:
    iTuny | pl “Name of the playlist” (if the playlist has a name with spaces)
    iTuny | pl Nameoftheplaylist (if the name has no spaces)
  • New references in the help function, so it’s easy to get the commands list.

What’s fixed??

  • The Show and Hide function had a bug where if you call the eq window and then hide it and call the show function the eq appear instead of the main iTunes window.

Download Version 0.2

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