LB & iTunes Ratings

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surfearth
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LB & iTunes Ratings

Post by surfearth » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:19 pm

Hi:

I'm a longtime quicksilver user giving LB a try since quicksilver's performance of late on my machines hasnt been spectacular. I've had great luck replecating my workflow items from quicksilver with one exception. I became quite hooked being able to rate the current itunes track from quicksilver (r1 (1 star) r5 (5 stars) etc...). Is there a similar mechanism for LB that I have overlooked? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Best,
JB

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Post by sjk » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:37 pm

Have you tried a forum search for iTunes AND ratings?

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Post by ludwigschubert » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:49 am

…which doesn't produce any helpful results, does it?

Surfearth, while LaunchBar can display iTunes ratings there doesn't seem to be a way to set ratings directly from LaunchBar.
You could write/find Applescripts to do the rating for you.
You could also submit an official feature request to Objective Development here.

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Post by veke » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:02 am

This would be a rather nice feature. It would be a prefect candidate for an included action. I use something called "I love stars" to rate tracks now, but being able to do it with LB is something that hasn't struck me before. Would probably mean I would rate more tracks.

Update:

until someone comes up with something brighter, I've gone the applescript route for this.

tell application "iTunes"
if player state is playing then
set rating of current track to 100
end if
end tell


Save scripts with values 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100. Set the abbrivation to "r1", "r2" etc and you have the rating right there. Just tried it a couple of times and it's very convinient. Thanks for the tip!

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Post by sjk » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:44 am

ludwigschubert wrote:…which doesn't produce any helpful results, does it?

Nope. :)

Seems iTunes rating are read-only, as you say.

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Post by ludwigschubert » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:59 am

But now it should, as veke has written simple but amazingly effective Applescripts! :D

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