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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
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 17
state_playing
Signature hs.itunes.state_playing
Type Constant
Description Returned by `hs.itunes.getPlaybackState()` to indicates iTunes is playing
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 22
state_stopped
Signature hs.itunes.state_stopped
Type Constant
Description Returned by `hs.itunes.getPlaybackState()` to indicates iTunes is stopped
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 27

Functions

displayCurrentTrack
Signature hs.itunes.displayCurrentTrack()
Type Function
Description Displays information for current track on screen
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 108
ff
Signature hs.itunes.ff()
Type Function
Description Skips the current playback forwards by 5 seconds
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 304
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
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 137
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
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 124
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
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 150
getDuration
Signature hs.itunes.getDuration()
Type Function
Description Gets the duration (in seconds) of the current song
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • The number of seconds long the current song is, 0 if no song is playing
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 290
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
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 163
getPosition
Signature hs.itunes.getPosition()
Type Function
Description Gets the playback position (in seconds) of the current song
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • A number indicating the current position in the song
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 264
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
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 216
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
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 192
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.
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 179
next
Signature hs.itunes.next()
Type Function
Description Skips to the next itunes track
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 82
pause
Signature hs.itunes.pause()
Type Function
Description Pauses the current iTunes track
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 69
play
Signature hs.itunes.play()
Type Function
Description Plays the current iTunes track
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 56
playpause
Signature hs.itunes.playpause()
Type Function
Description Toggles play/pause of current iTunes track
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 43
previous
Signature hs.itunes.previous()
Type Function
Description Skips to previous itunes track
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 95
rw
Signature hs.itunes.rw()
Type Function
Description Skips the current playback backwards by 5 seconds
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 315
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
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 275
setVolume
Signature hs.itunes.setVolume(vol)
Type Function
Description Sets the iTunes playback volume
Parameters
  • vol - A number, between 1 and 100
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 227
volumeDown
Signature hs.itunes.volumeDown()
Type Function
Description Decreases the iTunes playback volume by 5
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 253
volumeUp
Signature hs.itunes.volumeUp()
Type Function
Description Increases the iTunes playback volume by 5
Parameters
  • None
Returns
  • None
Source extensions/itunes/itunes.lua line 242