How to automatically mute or stop iTunes?

Gary King

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How can I have iTunes either automatically mute or stop iTunes after a certain period of computer inactivity? I have Smart Mute on PC, but nothing on the Mac.
 

zach

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best bet would be to either google such a thing (i'm assuming you already have, but i'll put it here anyway), or if all else fails, write your own applescript. should be rather easy.
 

GodBless

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Yeah AppleScripts are good solutions. My favorite Apple Script lets you listen to a list of iTunes Music Store tracks without having to manually select and play each track. It automatically plays one after another with a two second delay in-between each track in case streaming is necessary. I made this AppleScript all by myself in fact this is the only Application I've ever programmed. (Although I do want to pursue programming in the future a bit primarily as a hobby.)

Here is the AppleScript. Feel free to download it, use it and give it to anyone you want for free. It works great.

Edit: In fact I might make a thread about this AppleScript and maybe that tread can help you (Gary King) too since it will probably be focused on AppleScripts.
 

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Mitthrawnuruodo

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Gary King said:
How can I have iTunes either automatically mute or stop iTunes after a certain period of computer inactivity? I have Smart Mute on PC, but nothing on the Mac.
Easiest way is to just set it to play a finite playlist without enabling the repeat. iTunes will then play through the list and stop... :)