iControlTunes
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Control your iTunes server from another Mac, using Bonjour.   Free
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iControlTunes is an iTunes Remote for the Mac.

I based my work on the Android app TunesRemote.

I've used some icons from the also excellent iPad Remote called yTrack.
What's New
Version 1.3.6:
  • Fixed a bug that would not show the Artwork on the remote, and added Growl support
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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ver. 1.x:
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francisco82791 reviewed on 04 Nov 2013
Hi,

itunes asks me to enter the passcode displayed on my remote...

can't seem to find it...
[Version 1.3.6]


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mxmxmxmxmxmx reviewed on 09 Oct 2012
Hi, this doesn't seem to be working in Mountain Lion. Clicking the Bonjour button does nothing on the other itunes and clicking the iTunes Server button does nothing. I was able to connect my android device, so I know wifi control is working on my network, but not with this application for Mountain Lion at least unless I'm doing something wrong.
[Version 1.3.6]

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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2012
Unfortunatly Apple seems to have removed the command I was using from Mountain Lion, I see if there is a way I can fix it but for now it means this does not work in Mountain Lion.
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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2012
Ok, you can make it work by doing:
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/dns-sd /usr/bin/mDNS
and input your password, after this everything should work
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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2012
Ok, you can download a Mountain Lion fixed version here:

http://www.vanommen.net/html/iControlTunesML.zip
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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 18 Jan 2013
Ok it seems Apple has changed a lot of stuff in iTunes 11, this stops the registering form working. I read somewhere that they changed a lot more, I am not going to fix this, as I just don't have time to do it. If you want to use my app don't upgrade to 11 or higher.
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jackvgallivan reviewed on 02 Mar 2012
Great App.

I need the basically the same app but for Pandora Radio...

If you build it, we will pay.

:)
[Version 1.3.6]

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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 05 Jun 2012
Pandorra is not available here (I live in the Netherlands) so can't really make/test anything, sorry.
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Sw_tester reviewed on 07 Jun 2011
After getting the newest version and following the pdf directions; it works! Excellent.

Thank you to the developer for providing something that Apple should have already.
[Version 1.3.4]


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Hoka commented on 04 May 2011
It's not working for me, filled in my second mac's name but nothing happens ???
[Version 1.3.1]

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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 04 May 2011
Did you click the bonjour icon first and then registered the remote on the second mac? That is the second step you need to do to make it work.
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Hoka replied on 04 May 2011
Like I said none of the buttons do anything and there is no reaction on the second mac, do I need to change anything there, sharing pref or maybe in Itunes itself?
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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 04 May 2011
Can you first get the last version, I just uploaded 1.3.3. You do have 10.6.x right? The bonjour icon should start the registration process like it is said in the pdf that is supplied with the application. You should then see the Remote display in the Remote iTunes.
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Hoka replied on 04 May 2011
Did a fresh download but still no luck! Running 10.6.6, Itunes 10.1.2 on a Mac Mini now operated via screen sharing from a Macbook pro.
The bonjour button does not do anything and the initial dialog to fill in the name also does not appear anymore.
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Hoka replied on 04 May 2011
For some reason it now works as advertised, I have no idea what went wrong first but at least it now works OK!
sorry for the hassle!
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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 04 May 2011
Could you do shift apple g and then ~/Library/Preferences/iTunesRemote/.
Check if there is a file pairremote.py there?
If is there, could you please on the Mac that you want the control to work open the Terminal.app from utilities and paste in the window:

python ~/Library/Preferences/iTunesRemote/pairremote.py

open another window (apple N).

and paste

mDNS -R "0000000000000000000000000000000000000001" _touch-remote._tcp . 1024 DvNm='MacOS Remote' Pair=0000000000000001

this should make iTunes show a MacOS Remote on the remote Mac.
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Dmnelson commented on 02 May 2011
Thanks for sharing your work with everyone. You might want to consider different branding, though. Your use of "Mac OS X" and "iTunes" in the name, as well as Apple's own remote icon, make this appear to be an official Apple product at first glance. :)
[Version 1.2]

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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 03 May 2011
It's actually not Apple's own icon, it looks very similar I know. And I actually wanted to name it something useful. But you advice is appreciated. It would be best if Apple just made something like this but much better ;-). Although 1.3 is up on my site and should be really usable.
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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 03 May 2011
I have changed the icon just for the sake of, that change is not yet reflected here at macupdate though.
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Concrete replied on 03 May 2011
Hello, hey just a little friendly note, the word iTunes is copyrighted, I would not be surprised if you get a email from Apple to change it and too for the word MacOS X. I think you can use the words in the description just not a title of an application.
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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 04 May 2011
I'm sure you are all experts on this, so what would you name this application to make sure it's clear what it does while not using any Apple Copyrights? I'm happy to rename it, I just don't have any good name.
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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 04 May 2011
I changed the name to iControlTunes, as I think that also tells what it does.
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Dmnelson replied on 04 May 2011
Great, the new name of iControlTunes makes it clear what this does, but without directly using Apple's trademarks.
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Nchase had trouble on 03 Mar 2012
I love the idea of this software, and look forward to using it. Unfortunately I have the following roadblock:

When I click the 'Register Remote' icon, the remote instance of iTunes asks me for a passcode. What is the passcode that I should use?
[Version 1.3.6]

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vanOmmen.net (developer) replied on 05 Jun 2012
Anything is fine, I don't check what you provide

Boss25 rated on 03 May 2011

[Version 1.3.1]


Downloads:2,890
Version Downloads:1,356
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:19 Feb 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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iControlTunes is an iTunes Remote for the Mac.

I based my work on the Android app TunesRemote.

I've used some icons from the also excellent iPad Remote called yTrack.


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