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Controls for iTunes music player

API Overview

API Documentation

Constants

state_paused
Signature hs.itunes.state_paused
Type Constant
Description

Returned by hs.itunes.getPlaybackState() to indicates iTunes is paused

state_playing
Signature hs.itunes.state_playing
Type Constant
Description

Returned by hs.itunes.getPlaybackState() to indicates iTunes is playing

state_stopped
Signature hs.itunes.state_stopped
Type Constant
Description

Returned by hs.itunes.getPlaybackState() to indicates iTunes is stopped

Functions

displayCurrentTrack
Signature hs.itunes.displayCurrentTrack()
Type Function
Description

Displays information for current track on screen

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
ff
Signature hs.itunes.ff()
Type Function
Description

Skips the current playback forwards by 5 seconds

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
getCurrentAlbum
Signature hs.itunes.getCurrentAlbum() -> string or nil
Type Function
Description

Gets the name of the current Album

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A string containing the Album of the current track, or nil if an error occurred
getCurrentArtist
Signature hs.itunes.getCurrentArtist() -> string or nil
Type Function
Description

Gets the name of the current Artist

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A string containing the Artist of the current track, or nil if an error occurred
getCurrentTrack
Signature hs.itunes.getCurrentTrack() -> string or nil
Type Function
Description

Gets the name of the current track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A string containing the name of the current track, or nil if an error occurred
getPlaybackState
Signature hs.itunes.getPlaybackState()
Type Function
Description

Gets the current playback state of iTunes

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A string containing one of the following constants:
    • hs.itunes.state_stopped
    • hs.itunes.state_paused
    • hs.itunes.state_playing
getPosition
Signature hs.itunes.getPosition()
Type Function
Description

Gets the playback position (in seconds) of the current song

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
getVolume
Signature hs.itunes.getVolume()
Type Function
Description

Gets the current iTunes volume setting

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A number, between 1 and 100, containing the current iTunes playback volume
isPlaying
Signature hs.itunes.isPlaying()
Type Function
Description

Returns whether iTunes is currently playing

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A boolean value indicating whether iTunes is currently playing a track, or nil if an error occurred (unknown player state). Also returns false if the application is not running
isRunning
Signature hs.itunes.isRunning()
Type Function
Description

Returns whether iTunes is currently open. Most other functions in hs.itunes will automatically start the application, so this function can be used to guard against that.

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • A boolean value indicating whether the iTunes application is running.
next
Signature hs.itunes.next()
Type Function
Description

Skips to the next itunes track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
pause
Signature hs.itunes.pause()
Type Function
Description

Pauses the current iTunes track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
play
Signature hs.itunes.play()
Type Function
Description

Plays the current iTunes track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
playpause
Signature hs.itunes.playpause()
Type Function
Description

Toggles play/pause of current iTunes track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
previous
Signature hs.itunes.previous()
Type Function
Description

Skips to previous itunes track

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
rw
Signature hs.itunes.rw()
Type Function
Description

Skips the current playback backwards by 5 seconds

Paramters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
setPosition
Signature hs.itunes.setPosition(pos)
Type Function
Description

Sets the playback position of the current song

Parameters:

  • pos - A number indicating the playback position (in seconds) to skip to

Returns:

  • None
setVolume
Signature hs.itunes.setVolume(vol)
Type Function
Description

Sets the iTunes playback volume

Parameters:

  • vol - A number, between 1 and 100

Returns:

  • None
volumeDown
Signature hs.itunes.volumeDown()
Type Function
Description

Decreases the iTunes playback volume by 5

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None
volumeUp
Signature hs.itunes.volumeUp()
Type Function
Description

Increases the iTunes playback volume by 5

Parameters:

  • None

Returns:

  • None