App to control iTunes Radio from menubar?

shinji

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Are there any menubar apps available that let you control iTunes Radio from the menubar, like with a pause/next feature and a dropdown that lets you choose any of your stored stations?

There used to be a lot of these for controlling songs you have in your library, but none I could find support iTunes Radio.
 

Partron22

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You can still put streaming stations into playlists. Right click is not reliable with streams for me, so I drag their names into the proper playlist in the left sidebar.
Once you have them in a playlist, the streams act much like normal tracks. Forward and back buttons'll move you between streams.

I put a couple Internet audio streams in a playlist called "Bugs", and these Applescripts work with them just fine:
Code:
tell application "iTunes"
	play playlist "Bugs"
end tell
Code:
tell application "iTunes"
	set z to name of every track of playlist "Bugs" --internet audio streams
end tell
return z
If you can find a menubar controller for playlists, it should work for playlists containing streams as well.
 

shinji

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You can still put streaming stations into playlists. Right click is not reliable with streams for me, so I drag their names into the proper playlist in the left sidebar.
Once you have them in a playlist, the streams act much like normal tracks. Forward and back buttons'll move you between streams.

I put a couple Internet audio streams in a playlist called "Bugs", and these Applescripts work with them just fine:
Code:
tell application "iTunes"
	play playlist "Bugs"
end tell
Code:
tell application "iTunes"
	set z to name of every track of playlist "Bugs" --internet audio streams
end tell
return z
If you can find a menubar controller for playlists, it should work for playlists containing streams as well.
It's not letting me move an iTunes Radio station into a playlist. I guess you can do it with regular shoutcast-type stations?
 

Partron22

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Apr 13, 2011
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It's not letting me move an iTunes Radio station into a playlist. I guess you can do it with regular shoutcast-type stations?
I tried to move an iTunes Radio station into a playlist without success, but the older "Internet" type radio stations can be put into playlists.
I guess that's the price of progress.