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Skip a few seconds forward/backward in iTunes
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Jul 27, '05 01:44:00PM

Coincidentally I wrote a script to do likewise today, but it was alot shorter than that.

tell application "iTunes"
set player position to (player position + 150)
end tell

Actually it was part of an extension to my own remote control which I usually use through QuickTime. I have scripts which record radio streams and then I use Salling Clicker to play them back in date order (a sort of home brew podcasting system for times when there is no podcast option). I have the numbers 3,6 and 9 on my phone set to skip 150 seconds, 30 seconds and 10 seconds respectively. 1 is set to skip back by 10 seconds. It makes it simple to skip past songs I don't want to listen to in a few taps. Since I've recently (since 4.9) started subscribing to podcasts I wanted the same facility when playing through iTunes. So I am now in the process of combining the scripts so that they can tell which application I am currently listening through and perform the skips in the correct app.

They're not quite ready yet I was hoping to finish them up this week. Perhaps I'll post a link in this thread when I'm done.

So, I said ... well, I can't actually remember exactly what I said. But it was one of the most enormously cruel and frighteningly witty put downs ever.

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