Even though I should have gone to bed over an hour ago, I could not help but keep looking for a quick way to display my current iTunes track information in an IRC channel via MacIrssi. With all the updates for Snow Leopard, I kept seeing odd messages (and even odder coding).
A quick how to on AppleScript, combined with an adobe.com forum help page and I managed to create my FIRST AppleScript.
— small script to use for displaying iTunes track+artist+album wherever you open an applescript
— when iTunes is running
tell application “iTunes”
if player state is playing then
— get track, artist and album
set currenttrack to the name of current track
set currentartist to the artist of current track
set currentalbum to the album of current track
— show track, artist and album
set titleinfo to (currenttrack & ” – ” & currentartist & ” | ” & currentalbum)
set output to titleinfo
end tell[save as nameofscript.scpt or copy from : http://pastebin.ca/1581948]
Combine this with a simple command line for MacIrssi (or irssi, for the purists):
/exec -out arch -i386 osascript /Users/username/locationofscript/nameofscript.scpt