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Finish current track in iTunes playlist and pause
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 14, '10 08:45:50AM

Thanks for attacking this problem. I've noticed the lack of this functionality in iTunes from day 1.0.

Two or three other ways of approaching this:

  • Modify the Applescript so it launches Quicktime with the currently selected track
    Unfortunately, this doesn't scale to say, selecting a bunch of tracks then saying "play these and stop".
  • Use a throwaway playlist.
    You could do it manually, or you could modify the Applescript to create the playlist, save the state of repeating, turn off repeating, play the playlist, restore the state of repeating, and optionally remove the playlist.
    The beauty of this is that it does scale to multiple tracks.
If I had a Mac in front of me now, I'd do it. (Doug? :-D )



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Finish current track in iTunes playlist and pause
Authored by: DougAdams on Oct 14, '10 09:02:10AM
This won't work consistently, as you have discovered. I've been trying to do "Just Play This One Track and Stop" for years. The playlist script has been here for six years. Good luck, y'all!

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Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes
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Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes
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Edited on Oct 14, '10 09:04:46AM by DougAdams


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Forgot to add...
Authored by: DougAdams on Oct 14, '10 10:42:39AM
The script Have A Quick Look will open the selected track in a Quick Look window. From there you can play it solo.
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