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Master Geek

#115532 28-Mar-2013 19:03
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Ok, as the title says, I'm trying to get iTunes (Mac osx) to start playing a playlist as soon as the computer starts up.

Is there an easy way to do this or do I need to delve into scripting for the solution?


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Uber Geek


  #789170 29-Mar-2013 11:08
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I haven't made an Automator script in a couple of years but it should be very easy. Basically drag and drop the actions you want. Then save as an application. Add application as a login item. (I'm not really sure if this works in Mountain Lion etc).

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Uber Geek


  #789175 29-Mar-2013 11:18
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Yes, it's very easy.
Open Automator.
New workflow.
Choose music Actions.
Add "get specified iTunes item" and choose the playlist you want
Add "play iTunes item"
Test the workflow "play" button
Save... Select "application" from popup

Done! Mine took two minutes via remote access using iPad in bed. Very easy :D



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Master Geek

  #792522 3-Apr-2013 17:08
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Gonna try this when I get in at work tomorrow

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Master Geek

  #802914 20-Apr-2013 22:00
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Ok, I have had a chance to get this installed, but the problem now is that while it loads te playlist, and I have included the command to play the items it does not want to start the music.. :-(. But at the moment it's just a matter of clicking the play button, I just wanted to get rid of the human requirements.

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Ultimate Geek


  #802968 21-Apr-2013 08:47
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Hmm I had this setup on my old iMac g4, I will see if i still have the script on it for you.

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