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#1 mollipen

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:44 PM

This thread is for posting useful Mac OSX and pre-OSX tips, tricks, or information. Anything for non-Macintosh OSes should not be posted in this thread.

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:50 PM

Save Music Videos from the iTunes Music Store

Wish you could save some of those music videos from the iTunes Music Store? Here's your chance. By making a simple AppleScript using Apple's Script Editor application, you can add the function to iTunes.

1: Open up Script Editor
2: Paste in the following script

QUOTE
set newName to text returned of (display dialog "Enter name for this movie:" default answer "iTunesVideo.mov")

if newName does not end with ".mov" then set newName to newName & ".mov"
do shell script "cp -v `lsof |grep -i QTP| grep iTunes|awk '{ print $9 }'` ~/Desktop/" & "'" & newName & "'"


3: Compile the script
4: Save the script as an Application to the following location:

*your home directory*/Library/iTunes/Scripts/

5: Now, in iTunes, under the scripts icon in the menu bar, your script should be there.
6: Go to the iTMS, pick a music video, and let the music video load completely.
7: Once the video is 100% loaded, run the script. When prompted, enter a name for the video.
8: When the script is finished, your video will be waiting for you on your Desktop.

If you get a video and it doesn't work, it will probably be because the video is an MPEG4 video. Change the extension of the file from .mov to .mp4, and it should then work.

Needless to say, this should be a very handy hint once the Japanese version of the iTMS launches. *heh*




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