Applescript Help

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06 Sep, 2015 11:44 PM

Anyone here good with Applescript and can help me create a script that will create a playlist and play files in Vox?

I have a FileMaker Pro Database that I use as a Jukebox of songs. It uses iTunes to play mp3 files. I'd prefer to play flac files and if I can get Vox to work I'll say goodbye to iTunes.

This is one of the Applescripts that I use to create a playlist of songs and play in iTunes:


tell application "FileMaker Pro"
set thisSong to cell "ServerRaysongnameCalc" of every record of document "Seven Track db" as list
end tell

tell application "iTunes"
end tell

tell application "iTunes"
if exists playlist "Now Playing" then
delete playlist "Now Playing"
end if
end tell

tell application "iTunes"
with timeout of 4000 seconds
set new_playlist to make new playlist
set the name of new_playlist to "Now Playing"
-- set shuffle of new_playlist to false (note: this is broken in iTunes 11)
set theTracks to thisSong
add theTracks to new_playlist
set the view of the front browser window to playlist "Now Playing"
play new_playlist
end timeout
end tell


I am not really that good with Applescript therefore I have had limited success with Vox and Applescript. It's possible that the Vox Applescript library may not be extensive enough to do what I am trying to do. If you can help that would be great.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by VOX Developers on 07 Sep, 2015 10:27 AM

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    Thanks for writing in!

    We do support AppleScript, but only basic commands like "Play" and "Pause"

    Hopefully we will extend the support for it in future.

  2. 2 Posted by Joe on 07 Sep, 2015 02:39 PM

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    Thank you very much for the reply.

    It would be awesome to have Applescript commands that allow for making a playlist.

    I'll keep an eye on for this. To play Flac files with the Vox music player is much more desirable than even high bitrate mp3 files in iTunes.

    I especially love the preference to 'Convert Stereo to multiple channels'. It makes listening to music with our surround sound system a superior experience!


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by VOX Developers on 08 Sep, 2015 11:19 AM

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    Yeah, that's really amazing :)

    Feel free to write us back if you happen to have any other questions.

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. 4 Posted by Joe on 25 Jun, 2017 01:44 AM

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    Just checking back to see if this has ever changed? Has Vox increased it's Applescriptable abilities?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by VOX Developers on 26 Jun, 2017 04:00 PM

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    Hi Joe,
    Unfortunately, nothing changed since then. Too many tasks and only *two hands

    *(multiplied by programmers count :)

    Stay tuned!

  6. VOX Developers closed this discussion on 26 Jun, 2017 04:00 PM.

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