Mac Msn+iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Patmian212, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    Hey all,
    Some of my PC friends can display what iTunes is playing next to their msn name. I am running msn 5.0.0, is there anyway I can do the same?
    Thanks
    Patmian
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I know you can do this when you use adium. I really like adium its great!
     
  3. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I dont know why, im not really a fan, I hate the alert sounds and the interface, also has anyone on msn noticed that it disconnects by itself sometime and give you an error message?
     
  4. adrian-cg macrumors member

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  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yes this is what i thought too when i first tried it. The default are bad! :eek:

    However I changed the sounds to the ichat sounds. And the look can be completely changed. After I tried it a second time, and changed these settings I liked it. Also i think someone released a metal adium.
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Proteus can also display the currently playing iTunes songs as part of the status message on MSN (as well as Yahoo!, AIM and GTalk)
     
  7. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    there are all sorts of skins that are EXTREMELY easy to download and install, adium is fully customizable, you can change anything about it

    also, how can you get adium to display your itunes track?
     
  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Go into the display name edit thingy. select where you want it then go edit:insert script:track. And there ya go!:)
     
  9. Lazyhound macrumors regular

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    I'll put in my vote for Mercury. I didn't really like Adium when I tried it because it wasn't a pure MSN client. aMSN seemed decent, but it lacks a few features.
     
  10. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    These answers are great and all but does anyone know if msn 5 is capable of showing what you are currently playing hehehehe
     
  11. emutree macrumors member

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    It's not. Not only that, but Windows MSN displays the iTunes status in something called "Personal Messages" (basically Available messages) that the Mac client and Adium do not support [yet]. So you won't be able to see your friends iTunes songs on the Mac client either.
     
  12. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    hmmmm ok i see what you mean but when i add the Artist - Track Script it doesn't work, it just adds "/music" to my name....
     
  13. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    The /music string probably displays the current tune to your contacts automatically.
     
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