iTunes plugin API – where is it?

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9 Sep 2004

Anybody knows where one can find the iTunes (for Windows) plugin API and documentation? There’re so many plugins available but I have no idea how the plugin authors even got started coding them – documentation on apple.com is nearly non-existent.

Update: Found it. Thanks sryo!

6 Responses to iTunes plugin API – where is it?

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Stephan Segraves

September 9th, 2004 at 4am

As far as I know every plugin for iTunes is programmed in Objective C (although I have read that there are some in AppleScript). Brandon Fuller (the author of the ‘Now Playing’ plugin) might be able to give you some insight. His email address is brandon@fuller.name.

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sryo

September 9th, 2004 at 5am

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Bernie Zimmermann

September 9th, 2004 at 8am

Just note that there are some descrepancies between the API documentation and the way things actually need to be implemented, at least if you’re doing things in C++.

The worst instance of this is in the documentation for firing up the iTunes COM object from your code.

If you’re working with C++ and run into any troubles with the API, let me know and I can share what I know with you.

iTunes for Windows Discussions is a pretty good place to go for help, too.

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