Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

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luckylindy
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Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by luckylindy » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:55 pm

If you use Launchbar to locate and play an album in your iTunes collection, it's a great feature. What it does, in the background, is create a playlist in iTunes called 'Launchbar' (or replaces the one that had already been created) and fills it with the songs in that found album. Pre-iTunes 11, it would then play the playlist. With iTunes 11, I have found that it creates the playlist but only plays the first song on the list...then it stops.

The problem seems to be the new 'Up Next' feature...or at least the way the songs get loaded into that list. Or it may be something else. Anyone else seeing this problem and have any ideas on how to fix it? (Script tweak?) Thx.

Xtof
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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by Xtof » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:40 pm

Same prob here !

Xtof

bradsmith74
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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by bradsmith74 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:57 pm

The same problem exists if you just try and play an existing playlist (after searching, finding and launching it with LB). Before iTunes 11 it worked great, now with 11 is only plays the first song, and then goes back to play some other song (not in the selected playlist). Note that I have Butler (a different launcher that can also launch playlists) running on a different computer and have the exact same problem, so I'm not sure what LB can do to work around this problem.

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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by veke71 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:31 pm

This is a known bug and there should be a fix coming. (the bug is really in iTunes 11, perhaps Apple beats obdev to it? )

bradsmith74
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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by bradsmith74 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:19 pm

Another (possibly related) annoyance with the new iTunes 11- if the iTunes player is in the "MiniPlayer" state when you launch a playlist using LB, it opens iTunes into the full size player. Previously (before iTunes 11) it just started playing the playlist and left the iTunes player in the minimized state. I assume this is also a bug with iTunes, but if OD can find a way around the behavior that would be great!

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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by Kronusdark » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:23 pm

@bradsmith74, the fix described here is a decent workaround http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?s ... 9214020214
also +1 for fixing the bug with playback stopping after 1 track.

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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by bradsmith74 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:27 pm

@Kronusdark I might be misunderstanding the post you link to, but I don't think that really helps my problem. For me, if I start in normally-windowed mode (non mini player, where I can see the full iTunes window), and then switch to the mini player (so that the full window goes away and all I see is the mini player), that works fine, and it how I'd like to see it all the time (just the mini player, no full window). However as soon as I use LB to launch a song/playlist/etc. the full iTunes window appears (along with the mini player, which remains there as well). So then I have both the full window and the mini player on my screen. I then have to go in and manually close the full window. This happens ever time I use LB to launch something in iTunes. Does that make sense.

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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by manfred » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:56 pm

Yes, this issue is related to strange iTunes 11 behavior. We have found a way to avoid it, a bugfix will be available soon (hopefully this week).

Xtof
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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by Xtof » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:33 am

With iTunes 11, I have found that it creates the playlist but only plays the first song on the list...then it stops.


Hi!

This bad behavior is back since release 5.4.2 ...

sleater
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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by sleater » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:32 pm

Xtof wrote:
With iTunes 11, I have found that it creates the playlist but only plays the first song on the list...then it stops.


Hi!

This bad behavior is back since release 5.4.2 ...


Just a bump to say that this is also making me crazy...

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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by aekorps » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:46 pm

Bump. Wish this could just be added to the prefs. Default behaviour is annoying.

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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by bartek » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:46 am

Bump. Surprised hasn't addressed yet.

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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by DeveloperApp » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:15 am

Yes it still exists.

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Re: Launchbar and iTunes 11: New behavior

Post by muneebqadar » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:19 pm

Any solution for this error?

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