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iTunes, the menu bar, unicode, and GeekTool
Authored by: vman on Oct 09, '04 12:23:32PM
Here's another variation; I mainly wanted to be able to see which tracks are playing on some streams i often listen to (by the way all the existing freeware apps I checked didn't do this) so I've added it. Also because of my limited space left on my menubar I kept it very simple displaying only title, artist & album. Using a small font with geektool it display 2 lines just fitting in the menubar. tnx to all posters
#!/bin/sh
if ps x | grep iTunes | grep -q -v grep;   then 
  osascript -e 'tell application "iTunes"
	set a to current track
	if current stream title is not missing value then
		set b to current stream title
	else
		set b to artist of a & "-" & album of a
	end if
	name of a & "\n" & b
  end tell' | iconv -f utf-8 -t ucs-2-internal
fi


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