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wifiTunes enables you to control iTunes via Safari on your iPhone, iPod touch or any modern browser. It builds a bridge between iTunes and your Web browser, by providing an embedded Web server.


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Tlance Member IconReview+77

I have no issue whatsoever with Playlists or the 500 limit. I trust the developer's judgement about the practicality.

If someone is so into their collection to have done such good work organizing, I suggest it wouldn't be that much more work (if not a type of "fun" for such a one) to make wifiTunes specific/workable playlists. Indeed, I see that in my future as I am digitizing my almost 2000 CD collection.

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Version 0.9
garyi Member IconComment+57

Please make this work I was so excited!

When I select a playlist I expect it to go to a list of songs not to the currently selected song.

Does anything else exist that will control itunes the same way

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Version 0.9
wifiTunes (Developer)

It works like this:
When you select a playlist in wifitunes, the playlist is selected in iTunes. If iTunes was playing a song before selecting a playlist, it will play the current song from the now selected playlist. If iTunes wasn't playing, wifiTunes will check if the current song is playable.
In both cases, if the current song is not playable by iTunes, wifiTunes will return to the playlist selection.
In both cases, if the current song is playable, you can press the "arrow left" to get to the track list of the selected playlist.
Now if, and only if, your playlist is not longer than 500 tracks, it will be shown in the order iTunes will play the tracks. You can select a track and it will start playing. If your playlist is longer than 500 tracks you will see "too many tracks", that is A) because Apple Script, which is used to interface iTunes is a bit slow in getting the track list, and B) 500 tracks are allready way too many to scroll thru in mobile Safari.
That is why we plan to incorporate a track search in a future release.


Good god, what?


Is there any reason when I select a playlist it should not simply show that playlist, just like any one would expect it too?

wifiTunes (Developer)

You can read, can't you ?
As explained there are technical reasons to not do it like you expect.
I'm not going to comment on this any more.
Take it, or leave it.


OK well thanks anyway.

My search continues.

Tomis Member IconComment+117

For anyone who finds the download ends in .dmg.bz, change the extension to simply ".dmg" before opening the file, the DMG will now mount properly.

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Version 0.9
LtRammstein Member IconReview+0

It's a nice idea and okay implementation.

Could've easily find a work around to the 500 song limit, and could've added some actual features like play movies and videos.

Nice to have if your Mac is broadcasting a wifi or you're on the same wifi network.

If you want anything that gives you more, I recommend looking into iPhone Remote.

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Version 0.9
garyi Member IconComment+57

Got really excited by this alas it seems to have a significant problem.

I have 14000 tunes. But I do have lots of playlists, if I pick ANY playlist it goes to a particular track from an album Drum and Bass Arena. It shows the album artwork for this album and thats it. I page back and get a comment 'too many tracks' then page back to my playlists pick another and bang, straight back to drum and bass arena.

I tried restarting itunes. To no avail and have now given up.

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Version 0.9

That's strange.
Have you tried to start playing a song manually and then start using wifiTunes?
If you still have problems please comment on our website http://wifitunes.wordpress.com/feedback-contact/ and provide any info you can (console log, etc.)


Hi there I shall try and quantify my issue.

I navigate to the address on my touch. The first place it goes is 'drum and bass arena', this track is not playing on itunes or even selected.

I navigate back and it goes to playlists.

I pick a playlist and it goes to drum and bass arena.

I page back and it goes to the playlist I just tried to select.

I pick a track and it starts playing.

If I pick just 'music' then it will page to a track, the track you last had playing even though its not playing anymore. Paging back tells you that there are too many tracks then it pages back to the last track you were playing. You have to page back and back to the beginning to then pick a playlist which then just pages to the track you last had playing, paging back will then usualy bring up the playlist.

Basically its awfully confusing. I would expect to be able to select 'music' then a list of my music appears, select a track and it start playing, then page back to the playlist ready for the next one.

I understand the restrictions in that you can't show artist>album>tracks which would be wonderful, but the implementation right now is terribly confusing, I was scratching my head for most of it. However on the random tracks I did get playing it burst out of my speakers with no issues.

I have latest everything with intel macs.


As we mention at http://wifitunes.wordpress.com/limitations/ the list of track in the current playlist is limited to 500, cause it would take ages to scroll thru all the tracks with mobile Safari. If it is larger you see "too many tracks". The only usable way to select specific track would be an search feature, which is planned for a future release.

Doug S.

I also have quite a few playlists with over 500 songs, over 1,000 isn't exactly uncommon either. You should make the song-limit a variable that can be set by the user, or at least make it something you can disable.

wifiTunes (Developer)

If you really want to change this number, find the file gettracklist.scpt in the wifiTune.prefPane bundle and change it in the line "if (count each file track of current playlist) is less than 500 then" to whatever you like.
But you will see that higher numbers are not practical.

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Date 18 Jun 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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