PatioTunes
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Remotely control your iTunes from your browser.   Shareware ($15.00)
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PatioTunes is a program that lets you control iTunes from any browser over your home network. Pick artists, albums, or your available iTunes playlists; control play and pause, set the volume and see what's currently on the air.

Best of all PatioTunes is simple. There's nothing to setup. No Web server settings to configure. Double-click to start and leave running day and night on any iTunes Mac with a connection to your home network.
What's New
Version 1.9:
  • Compatible with iTunes 7
  • Speed up loading of large playlists
  • Various quality improvements
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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ver. 1.x:
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adinb commented on 15 Feb 2006
No support for changing the "output speakers" (i.e. changing output to a remote speaker/airport express)?

As this is a big feature in iTunes, I'm really suprised there's no support--especially since it would seem to be a natural use for a remote controlled itunes.
[Version 1.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Aug 2005
Pretty slick package, but there are some things missing, as well as some bugs.

1. After PatioTunes has been running for a small while, clicking on a song or an artist takes me to a completely differnet song or artist. I'm not going through and adding new mp3s into the computer's playlist, so I don't know why this is happening.

2. Artists need to be listed alphabetically under Library. I've got in the neighborhood of 3000 different artists thanks to VA albums, and it's a real chore searching through the list, even with typeahead.

3. Albums with multiple artists are somewhat mishandled. When opening an artist from the Library, you're taken to a list of that artist. When you click on the title of an album where the artist has contributed a track, it'd be nice if you were taken to a track listing of that album.

I realize #3 is probably somewhat of a pain, if even possible without investing a good many hours, but #1 and #2 are somewhat inexcusable. I'd love to pay for this (I can writing a crappy version myself, but why bother if a slick application exists that doesn't break the bank?), but it isn't an option with these flaws. Hopeully they're fixed soon.
[Version 1.6]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Aug 2005
#1 Appears not to be an issue now that I've closed and restarted the application.. could very well be that I did something to cause that.
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Anonymous commented on 06 Aug 2005
Nevermind, I take it back, #1 is still valid.

Argh.
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Anonymous commented on 08 Aug 2005
The sort of the iTunes Library needs to be by artist in ascending order for the tracking indexing to function properly. Also, make sure that the iTunes Library is not filtered by Artist or Album. This too will upset the indexing.

Finally check to make sure that you have downloaded the latest version. PatioTunes' artist name sorting has been tweaked to match the logic of iTunes.

Thanks,
Mindola Software
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Jul 2005
This product has an excellent future.

I want to buy it right now, but I need two simple changes.

Firstly if you browse whilst music is playing it automatically starts up the next tune. What I mean is if I have pink floyd playing and I want to search out a track from Frank Zappa to play next, the programme will start playing the first zappa track. Can it not be adjusted so that you have to press play to get the next track going?

Secondly a search bar would be really great, a search bar to search out tracks to play.

Great stuff otherwise
[Version 1.5]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Jul 2005
Comments are heard. Will take these solid suggestions into consideration.
--mindola
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Anonymous commented on 02 Aug 2005
Hi, I think we successfully resolved item number one with the version 1.6 release.
-- mindola
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Downloads:3,317
Version Downloads:1,472
Type:Multimedia Design : MP3
License:Shareware
Date:13 Apr 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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PatioTunes is a program that lets you control iTunes from any browser over your home network. Pick artists, albums, or your available iTunes playlists; control play and pause, set the volume and see what's currently on the air.

Best of all PatioTunes is simple. There's nothing to setup. No Web server settings to configure. Double-click to start and leave running day and night on any iTunes Mac with a connection to your home network.


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