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Use iTunes as a simple Rendezvous messaging tool Apps
I don't know what category this would fall under or if anyone has already submitted this hint here on macosxhints.com or somewhere else, but I kind of figured out a way to send a semi message to someone through iTunes, over Rendezvous. If you share all your playlists or if you choose which ones to share over Rendezvous, just create a new playlist with the title of that playlist containing your message.

If you share all your playlists, this new playlist will just appear on the computer of the person that's connected to your computer. If you choose which playlists to share, create this new one, with your message, and then choose it as a playlist to share. If the other person is paying attention to when the playlists change, or notices that a new playlist has become available, then they will see the message.

For instance, I was connected via Rendezvous and someone was viewing my playlists. I made a new one that said "I'm on ichat/Rendezvous" and that person saw it like two minutes later, because then he got on Chat via Rendezvous, and said "saw the message, neat trick!"

[robg adds: Yes, I know this is a simple hint, and that if you've got users on Rendezvous, you could just message them in iChat instead.]
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Use iTunes as a simple Rendezvous messaging tool
Authored by: geek-e on Oct 21, '03 11:40:15AM

Interesting.
Also, if you have audio recording capabilities you could setup a playlist as a general message area. Leave a voice message for the family/co-workers/friends of what's going on...could be the next LAN (Stream IP?) audio-blog.



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Use iTunes as a simple Rendezvous messaging tool
Authored by: Gonzonia on Oct 21, '03 12:45:26PM

robg- Yes. But it's a neat idea for windows users in the new iTunes, internally, on a corporate newtwork...



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Use iTunes as a simple Rendezvous messaging tool
Authored by: pb1212580 on Feb 11, '04 01:17:14PM

Hasn't anyone figured out how to link iTunes' sharing with iChat's Rondevou?
I often would like to express my appreciation to the owner of the iTunes music library I've used/am using, but can't find a way to because I dont' know who it is. All I get is the iTunes name which usually doesn't say much.

anyone???



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Use iTunes as a simple Rendezvous messaging tool
Authored by: jordanburke on Mar 03, '04 10:01:10PM

Try Rendezvous browser. It will show ip address and ichat users on the same network.
http://www.tildesoft.com



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