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iTunes for Windows SDK released

Arstechnica reports that “Apple has released another iTunes Windows SDK (Software Development Kit). This particular SDK exposes some iTunes functionality through the Windows Component Object Model (COM) interface and will allow developers to write code to control certain functions of iTunes.”

“This SDK provides header files, documentation, and sample JScript files demonstrating how to use the iTunes for Windows COM interface. COM is the Microsoft technology, similar to AppleScript on Mac OS, that allows programmatic control of iTunes from languages like JScript, Visual Basic, C#, and C++. This SDK requires iTunes for Windows version 4.5 or later.”

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Comments

1

From the article: “Also, the SDK should allow people to play AAC files (including those purchased from iTMS) through WinAMP”

Poorly researched article.

Winamp has had AAC support for a while, natively and through plug-ins. Winamp has also been able to play iTMS’ DRM-ed files as early as last OCTOBER, via plug-in.

Posted by eric on May 19, 2004 at 9:32 AM (CDT)

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eric, WinAMP playing iTMS DRM-ed files via plugin happens to be played on QuickTime, WinAMP is merely a shell to remote control QuickTime. This is according to my last checks, I don’t think anyone else have figured out the decryption scheme other than hymn.

Posted by pbox on May 19, 2004 at 1:17 PM (CDT)

3

Great. 

Now if they would release an SDK that actually let you use the technology to make some cool stuff.  This is more of a PR gesture than anything.

Posted by AMG on May 20, 2004 at 1:46 PM (CDT)

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