iTunes Class (iTclass)

By RJosh on Dec 02, 2009

I had an idea of making a lyrics GUI for iTunes and the current track. I got as far as making the object to retrieve the info and get the lyrics, and then stopped.


get(ITEM) -> ITEM_VAL (IE: get(Artist) -> CURRENT_ARTIST)

Lyrics DEMO

lyrics('ARTIST','SONG') -> (prints the lyrics)

lyrics() -> (grabs the current playing artist/song using the itunes.get function) (prints lyrics)

× Uncomment the import for itunes in the lyrics function if you plan on saving them in different files. I made them at different times so i kept them seperated for a specific reason. What that was i forget now.
× You will also need PyWin32 for th WIN32 COM MODULE which is available here


Completely re-visited this subject made it into a class.

To use:


Note: If you choose to import iTunes from MODULE_NAME, the MODULE_NAME will not

     be required for the following call procedure.

var = MODULE_NAME.iTunes()
print var.DEF() #Use the following to call various methods within the class

class iTunes:
    """iTunes control class"""

    def __init__(self):
        import win32com.client
        self.cTrack = win32com.client.Dispatch("iTunes.Application")

    def isOpen(self):
        from win32com.client import GetObject
        WMI  = GetObject("winmgmts:")
        proc = WMI.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Process WHERE Name='iTunes.exe'")
        if proc[0].Name == "iTunes.exe":
            return 1
            return 0

    def cTrackInfo(self, obj = None):
        song = self.cTrack.CurrentTrack
        if obj is not None:
            return getattr(song, obj)
            pos  = self.cTrack.PlayerPosition
            pd   = int(round(float(pos)/self.revDur(song.time)*100, 0))
            return "[iTunes] {0}. {1} by {2} ({3}/{4}/{5}kbps)({6}/{7})[{8}%]".format(song.TrackNumber,, song.artist, song.album, song.year, song.bitrate,
                                                                                      self.duration(pos), song.time, pd)

    def Lyrics(self, artist = None, track = None, ret = 0):
        import urllib, urllib2
        if artist is None: 
            artist    = self.cTrackInfo("artist")
        if track is None: 
            track     = self.cTrackInfo("name")
        s             = "{0}".format(urllib.urlencode([("a", artist), ("t", track), ("raw", 1)]))
        lyrics        = urllib2.urlopen(urllib2.Request(s))
        itemsToRemove = ["<br />", "\r\n", "<br />\r\n", "@@START", "@@END", "<pre>"]
        if ret == 1:
            return lyrics
            for line in lyrics:
                for item in itemsToRemove:
                    line = line.replace(item, '')
                print line

    def revDur(self, time):
        min, sec = map(int, time.split(':')[:2])
        ctime    = min*60+sec
        return ctime

    def duration(self, seconds):
        hours    = seconds / 3600
        seconds -= 3600*hours
        minutes  = seconds / 60
        seconds -= 60*minutes
        if hours == 0:
            return "%02d:%02d" % (minutes, seconds)
        return "%02d:%02d:%02d" % (hours, minutes, seconds)

    def Next(self): self.cTrack.nexttrack()
    def Previous(self): self.cTrack.previoustrack() 
    def Pause(self): self.cTrack.pause()    
    def Play(self):  
    def Stop(self): self.cTrack.stop()


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Jonesy44   -  Dec 02, 2009

Nice one, big fan of integrating apps, especially iTunes hehe, as much as i love to hate it. well done! :)

RJosh   -  Dec 02, 2009

If it was it's news to me. But I Highly doubt it. This is just a COM snippet made in python to get the current track information.

^Neptune   -  Dec 02, 2009

iTunes was written in python?

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