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October 25 2010 - 1:07 pm

NEW: Search YouTube

Search YouTube will use the Song Name and Artist of the selected or playing track as the basis for a search on YouTube.

I'm surprised I never had a need of this before, but I was looking for a clip from an old Dave Edmunds documentary on his sessions for the "Repeat When Necessary" album. There's a clip of Albert Lee doing solo stuff on "Sweet Little Lisa" that I wanted to check out. The script makes searching from iTunes a tad easier.

September 8 2010 - 4:19 pm

UPDATED: Search Wikipedia v2.2

I have been doing a lot of listening to radio streams in iTunes recently. And because of the "surprise" factor inherent in radio listening, an artist will often be played in a stream that I'm curious about. A good provider will format the current stream title to the somewhat standard format of Artist - Song Name which will be scrolled in the the iTunes display while the stream is, er, streaming. Search Wikipedia v2.2 can now detect if a stream is playing, and, if the current stream title is formatted correctly, search Wikipedia using the artist portion of the title. Of course, otherwise, Search Wikipedia will use the playing or selected track's tags as the basis for a Wikipedia article search.

September 3 2010 - 10:12 am

See Ya, CDDB

Here's the scoop on Gracenote and CDDB: outta here, later.

September 3 2010 - 9:35 am

Gracenote Search MIA?

I've never known Gracenote (CDDB) to be down for maintenance, so it's unusual to see a 404 when going to the Gracenote search page. What's up with that?

April 14 2010 - 4:56 pm

UPDATED: Current Track to Twitter v2.0

Not necessarily to commemorate the opening of Chirp: Current Track to Twitter v2.0 will tweet information about the currently playing track to your Twitter account, either automatically every time a new track starts or manually with a click of its Dock icon. This latest version is pretty much just a maintenance update since it was last updated in 2007. (See the screenshot I've included on the entry page. "Updating live every two minutes" and "What you and your friends are doing" sure bring back memories.)

September 16 2009 - 9:58 am

UPDATED: CDDB Safari Kit v3.1

These two AppleScripts, "CDDB Safari" and "CDDB Tracks to iTunes via Safari", assist in finding and retrieving Album track information, Album, Artist, and Year from Gracenote's CDDB website using Apple's Safari browser. CDDB Safari Kit v3.1 addresses some minor changes in Gracenote's page formatting.

July 15 2009 - 1:41 pm

No Joy in Bugtown

iTunes 8.2.1 does not fix the all/none situation.

December 4 2008 - 7:11 pm

NEW: Search Amazon UK MP3

Search Amazon UK MP3 uses terms from the selected iTunes track as the basis for a search of the Amazon UK's MP3 site.

May 4 2008 - 10:53 pm

UPDATED: eMusic Search v2.0

Added a "Similar to: Artist" option to eMusic Search v2.0. Also runs as universal binary and has some minor performance enhancements.

April 16 2008 - 2:03 pm

NEW: Search CD Universe for Album

My friend Kirk McElhearn has a very fine article at Macworld on working with album artwork: where to get it, how to get it, and so on. He mentions that the CD Universe website is a good place to snag album artwork and so I thought I'd slap together a quick script to search the site. Search CD Universe for Album will use the album tag of the selected iTunes track as the basis for a "Title" search at CD Universe. You'll have to manually navigate the site once the search results page comes up, but at least the script gets you started.

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