ichat away message as current itunes songs

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  1. blackjacmac macrumors newbie

    blackjacmac

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    hey everybody. i've checked the site a few times but was unable to find out how to create an away message as the current itunes song. i've found a few post about rearranging the order. which was helpful but not quite what i wanted to do. some info on my setup
    software info ichat 4
    osx 10.5.5 with all updates as of 10/26/08
    blackbook 2.2 c2d 4g ram

    thanks in advance
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  3. blackjacmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    blackjacmac

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    thanks for that piece of code. i ran that script and it did set my status to away but instead of showing the artist and track im just getting %track - %artist. i quit and relaunched both programs. im not sure if there is another step that i might need to preform. also is it possible to just change the current itunes song item from available to away?
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Hmmm, it seems that the part that says %Track... has to exactly match a plist string called itunesmessageformat. So you might have to look at that value and/or change it to your liking, and then try it. See the article

    http://acletras.com/2008/03/29/change-ichats-current-itunes-song-status-message/

    For more information on doing that.

    And hmm, I don't know a way you can take the existing one and change it, unfortunately.
     
  5. jca488 macrumors newbie

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    it works!

    Well, I dont know much code. But for my away i just entered "%Track - %Artist" and it worked!
    however when I tried to add text it only showed 'text. %Track - %Artist' instead of the song i was playing. but now it works so thanks for the code!
    :apple:
    -J
     
  6. MasterMind3895 macrumors newbie

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    Rock on simplicity
     
  7. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    yes! Thanks!:apple:
     

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