After “whippin’ the llama’s ass” for so long with WinAmp, I’ve finally ventured into the realm of iTunes. I’ve been using WinAmp since version 3 and have always enjoyed the fact that it’s got a small footprint and, generally, just works. Granted, the shuffle seems to be all but random sometimes but I just loved the little bugger.
That being said, I decided it was time to test out iTunes as I have had several friends recommend it. After a quick post-install run thru (thanks Randy), I was up and running. It even imported my old WinAmp playlist. The interface is…well…Apple so it’s pretty nice chrome. The smart playlists take a little getting used to but seem to work fairly well.
My biggest loss was that I used CLEveR to control WinAmp from a command line (mostly to pause when I pick up my phone here at work) so I decided to make my own command line app. After about 15 minutes of looking at the iTunes SDK and another hour of code, I give you…iTunesCommander. It lacks all but the most rudimentary functions but it works for me. I just figured I’d throw it out here for anyone who might be looking for something similar. If anyone needs something added, please let me know and I’ll get it coded.
A command line console for controlling iTunes.
This project is being hosted here on Google Code.