iTiR 2.1 reviewDownload
iTunes interuser-Remote (iTiR) was written to get around a problem with iTunes and Fast User Switching.
iTunes interuser-Remote (iTiR) was written to get around a problem with iTunes and Fast User Switching. When Fast User Switching is used, if one of the users has iTunes open, then the music is paused when that user is not the active user, and the other users can not launch their own copies of iTunes. This can be very frustrating if you are switching users often, but still want to listen to your music.
iTiR is made up of two applications. The "iTiRbase" application and the "iTiRremote" application. The iTiRbase MUST be running in the same user space as iTunes, and it acts sort of like an IR repeater for a TV. Basically, it captures the commands you give to iTiRremote, and passes them on to iTunes. iTiRremote is the interface that you use in all the other user spaces to control iTunes (or to quit iTunes so you can run your own copy).
Here are some key features of "iTiR":
Allows remote control of iTunes from multiple users on the same computer
Can show info for current playing track
Lets you switch playlist without having to go to the iTunes running user
Allows a user to quit iTunes in another users environment so that they can run iTunes.
Can play iTunes through a fast user switch
Command Line control of iTunes (locally or via SSH).
Command Line tool added (much thanks to Craig Stimmel for writing this)
Ability to turn visualizations on and off
Ability to rate songs
Get info more patient with slower systems
Get info window now has more info and better organization
All playlist selection commands now allow the pause command to work correctly
New menu layout to separate things up a little more.
iTunes 4 or greater
a local 'unix group' named iTiRusers, (or you can use the admin group already on your workstation).
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