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Question: controlling playback speed of podcast

I have a question that was almost answered by several posts including http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=11582475&#11582475

which helped me get a script to this point

tell application "iTunes"
pause
set my_track to location of current track
set my_seconds to player position
end tell

tell application "QuickTime Player"
open my_track
set my_movie to first document
set ts to duration of my_track
set current time of my_movie to my_seconds * ts
set rate of my_movie to 1.33 -- starts playing
end tell


Unfortunately this gives me an error like this:
error "QuickTime Player got an error: Can’t get alias \"Macintosh HD:Users:bierman:Music:iTunes:iTunes Music:Podcasts:NPR_ Fresh Air Podcast:01 The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Looks Back At 'Life'.mp3\"." number -1728 from alias "Macintosh HD:Users:bierman:Music:iTunes:iTunes Music:Podcasts:NPR_ Fresh Air Podcast:01 The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Looks Back At 'Life'.mp3"


And I'm stuck. Any advice?

iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Try this...

<pre style="width:630px;height:auto;overflow-x:auto;overflow-y:hidden;"
title="Copy this code and paste it into your Script Editor application.">
tell application "iTunes"
pause
set my_track to location of current track
set my_seconds to player position
end tell
tell application "QuickTime Player"
activate
open my_track
set my_movie to first document
set ts to duration of my_movie
set current time of my_movie to my_seconds
set rate of my_movie to 1.33 -- starts playing
end tell
</pre>

Hope this helps...

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Oct 28, 2010 2:12 PM in response to mbierman In response to mbierman

Try this...

<pre style="width:630px;height:auto;overflow-x:auto;overflow-y:hidden;"
title="Copy this code and paste it into your Script Editor application.">
tell application "iTunes"
pause
set my_track to location of current track
set my_seconds to player position
end tell
tell application "QuickTime Player"
activate
open my_track
set my_movie to first document
set ts to duration of my_movie
set current time of my_movie to my_seconds
set rate of my_movie to 1.33 -- starts playing
end tell
</pre>

Hope this helps...

Oct 28, 2010 2:12 PM

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Oct 28, 2010 3:00 PM in response to mbierman In response to mbierman

Wow! Thanks! Excellent!!!

The only unfortunate thing is that when playing at the faster, the audio sounds like an echo chamber. VLC seems to do better in that sense.

I assume there's no solution to this?

Oct 28, 2010 3:00 PM

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Question: controlling playback speed of podcast