February 18th, 2005, 11:08 PM #1
Synergy for iTunes
Synergy Classic for iTunes
That's another handy tool for not only controlling iTunes but also it automatically downloads album covers from Amazon for any song in your library and displays them with track information in a customizable floating transparent window.
Last edited by rb2u; February 20th, 2005 at 12:26 AM.
February 19th, 2005, 08:26 PM #2
Synergy for iTunes
Freaky - I didn't know there was a Synergy other than the iTunes one.
But the iTunes Synergy is simply awesome - control iTunes without leaving the application you're working on - Play/Pause, Next/Previous, etc, all from the keyboard! Indispensible.
Get it at http://wincent.com/a/products/synergy-classic/
BTW, don't be confused by the "Classic" part of the name - Synergy for iTunes is definitely an OS X add-on, but it now comes in 2 versions - the current version is called Classic, and a proposed new version for OS 10.4 (Tiger) is called Advanced.
Last edited by ipsyd; February 19th, 2005 at 08:34 PM.
February 19th, 2005, 10:25 PM #3
I didn't try yours but it looks like it is more user friendly than Synergy. Unless you are on windows you have to figure out the syntax of the config file because they only wrote a GUI for windows.
Originally Posted by vistate
I did make a really quick and dirty java app that makes the config for you, its not really that great but it is easier than editing the text file(which isnt that hard either but I had a really hard time explaining it to my friend)
I really like this program. I mainly use it between my Mac and PC because I like using my Mac as my main machine but I sometimes need to test stuff in IE or use SQL Studio.
PS thanks for the showing me the other Synergy, I've been looking for something like this :-)
February 19th, 2005, 11:23 PM #4
I just wish it would then store them in my iTunes library!
Originally Posted by rb2u
17" 2.16 ghz mbp / 2 gb ram / os x 10.4.6 dual 2.5 ghz g5 pm / 6.5 gb ram / os x 10.4.6 dual 1 ghz pm / 2 gb ram / os x 10.3.5 apple 23" displays... plus bits'n'pieces...
February 20th, 2005, 06:44 AM #5
Perhaps not a bad thing -
Originally Posted by applewhore
1. sometimes (not often) Synergy gets the wrong album cover
2. in iTunes, the album cover art actually gets written into the mp3 file (I think - please enlighten me if I'm mistaken), and I would rather not have my mp3s altered without my prior approval.
Still, if you want Synergy's album art to end up in iTunes itself, you can import it manually:
1. In the Finder, search for any key word(s) in the song title or artist name. The search results will include the cover art you need, always with "Album Covers" as the parent folder, and almost always with a .tiff file extension.
2. Select the right file in the results, and press Apple + r on the keyboard. This will open Synergy's Album Covers folder, with the cover art file pre-selected.
3. Drag the selected file to the Album Artwork panel in iTunes (obviously, you have to select the right song first!)
Somewhat laborious, but better than digging around manually for the right art.
<Cry for help> Can anyone AppleScript this process?
February 20th, 2005, 07:08 AM #6
Synergy has excellent reviews on Versiontracker
Shareware - EUR 5.00
February 20th, 2005, 08:01 AM #7
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Last edited by Mephisto; February 20th, 2005 at 08:47 AM.
February 20th, 2005, 11:14 AM #8
Adding album cover art to iTunes does increase the file size of the songs which can be a problem for iPod users conserving space. Unless you have a Photo iPod you won't see album covers on the iPod.
Synergy has a menu item "Show Album Covers Folder" to help get to the artwork.