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Summary:

In the comments of last week’s screencast, Aaron asked about a way of creating iTunes Playlists through Quicksilver. So I thought I’d take that as an opportunity to share a couple of great Apple Scripts that have been created expressly for this reason. You’ll see the […]

In the comments of last week’s screencast, Aaron asked about a way of creating iTunes Playlists through Quicksilver. So I thought I’d take that as an opportunity to share a couple of great Apple Scripts that have been created expressly for this reason.

Quicksilver

You’ll see the websites in the screencast, but just for quick reference, be sure to grab the TuneTag 1.2 scripts and the QueryTunes. I’ll show you how to file them on your system and use them in the screencast.

Quicksilvertunes is 8 and a half minutes, and 71.6mb

  1. I feel bad being the first comment and it’s purely esthetic, but it appeared you used some type of mouse gesture to start your itunes playing and pixie dust fell out of your cursor. That was pretty neat, what do you use to do that? I searched around for some OS X gesture apps, but the first couple of hits don’t seem to do that.

    Oh, and thanks for doing these screencasts. They’re awesome.

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  2. Nevermind. :-) I think I figured it out.

    Abracadabr-Gestures for Quicksilver

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  3. I was just about to ask the same thing, Adam, you beat me to it.

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  4. Adam – good researching! You’re absolutely right – I was using the Abracadabr plugin for Quicksilver. Hmmm, maybe a screencast on that is in need, eh?

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  5. I feel really stupid because I cannot figure out where to get the feed for this screencast. Is there a screencast-only feed or do I have to subscribe to the full TUAB feed? I would like to just get these things directly in iTunes. Am I being thrown off by the the “cast” in screencast and there is no feed for it?

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  6. No, sorry Alex, it’s not a Video Podcast or anything like that. It’s just a regular article posted with a link to the video file. Sorry for the confusion.
    But who knows, maybe Josh will look into doing it that way in the future…

    Oh, and it looks like you combined TAB and TUAW. :) We’re the former.

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  7. Nice video, thanks! Can I please ask what you use for your iTunes track notification? Looks really nice!

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  8. I love the abbrevation (or something) funtion.
    I have set small nonsens words as launchers for often used commands in QS.
    Like the rating scripts.
    It goes like this:
    Invoke QS -> type:set rating to 5 -> tab -> type: Assign abbrevation -> tab -> type:r5
    Or choose a nother short word.
    I do this for alle the rating scripts, and presto. quick rating by keyboard.

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  9. I know very little about Applescript, so I can’t tell if they are adding comments to the song’s “comment” field or if they are just performing a search. If they did the former, it should be possible to set up a Smart Playlist that would search for the tags entered (or if someone were really ambitious, would search for the tags in the comments field, artist in the artist field, etc.). Any Applescript gurus out there that want to write something like that?

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  10. I really look forward to these screencasts. Lots of great information and tips for probably the most useful, malleable and time saving utility ever.

    And wow, Abracadabr – Gestures is fantastic!

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