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Itunes Mini Player playing wrong songs [Fixed 3.1 b708 pre-release]


christianmagill
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When I use the Itunes Mini player to search or browse for songs the wrong song is often played, regardless of whether I use down key and hit enter on the list or use the option+number shortcut.

 

Here's a video where I try and select History by Mos Def, but A History of Violence by Ice Cube (also on the list) plays instead.

 

I've tried resetting music library and thumbnails.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9di1klz2ndciyrp/itunes.mov?dl=0

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When I use the Itunes Mini player to search or browse for songs the wrong song is often played, regardless of whether I use down key and hit enter on the list or use the option+number shortcut.

 

Here's a video where I try and select History by Mos Def, but A History of Violence by Ice Cube (also on the list) plays instead.

 

I've tried resetting music library and thumbnails.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9di1klz2ndciyrp/itunes.mov?dl=0

 

 

Could you check whether Shuffle/Random is turned on in iTunes? If so, you'll need to disable this for Alfred to be able to predictably play your music :)

 

More details on iTunes troubleshooting here:

https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/itunes/

 

Cheers,

Vero
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Yeah, that's what's causing it.

 

Unfortunate that this can't be controlled anymore. I like to keep my music on shuffle for playlists.

 

If a single song is selected couldn't the Alfred playlist be made to only contain that song? It seems currently it adds all songs in the search results.

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Could you check whether Shuffle/Random is turned on in iTunes? If so, you'll need to disable this for Alfred to be able to predictably play your music :)

 

More details on iTunes troubleshooting here:

https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/itunes/

 

Cheers,

Vero

 

 

Hi Vero,

 

I have a question regarding this.

 

If I can toggle shuffling via this package 

 

http://www.packal.org/workflow/itunes-shuffle-toggle

 

Why couldn't Alfred do the same before selecting a song, etc via the mini player?

 

Here's the related AppleScript from the package.

 

on alfred_script(q)
    tell application "iTunes"
        set shuffle enabled to not shuffle enabled
        set shuffleStatus to get shuffle enabled
        if shuffleStatus then
            "enabled"
        else
            "disabled"
        end if
    end tell
end alfred_script
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If I can toggle shuffling via this package 

 

http://www.packal.org/workflow/itunes-shuffle-toggle

 

 

 

This is extremely interesting, thanks for bringing this to my attention - Alfred used to disable shuffling before playing (a long time in the past), then Apple removed the ability to do this via AppleScript (bug in iTunes?) which led to all sorts of hacky attempts to work around this as linked to in that link:

 

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4568820?tstart=0

 

It looks like the AppleScript has been fixed in iTunes which means Alfred can now potentially bring back disabling shuffle before playing, which would be fantastic!

 

I've added a ticket to investigate this further!

 

Cheers,

Andrew

 

[moved from closed to bugs]

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This is extremely interesting, thanks for bringing this to my attention

 

Great! Thanks, Really look forward to seeing it implemented!

 

I posted another feature request about iTunes "Up Next" which has an an outdated workflow (Ruby 2.0 related). 

 

http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/9319-queue-songs-to-itunes-up-next-like-this-outdated-workflow/

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