Based on Now Playing in iChat AV
by Doug Adams
, this script will give you a nicely formatted status message that shows your current iTunes music. Thanks to Doug for his permission to post this.
Simply set %_nowplaying
as your Available message and you will get something like:
♫ Underworld - Dirty Epic
Note that if the total characters of artist + song name + punctuation is greater than 42*, the message with be truncated to fit in that limit. For example, "Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven" becomes:
♫ Godspeed You! Bla... - Lift Your Skinnny ...
The script also supports streaming radio and will attempt to parse out artist and song info. It even uses a special icon to indicate that you're listening to a stream: ☢
If you have problems, don't contact Doug! Leave a comment here for me.
* In addition to being the answer to the ultimate question, 42 is also the arbitrary length limit on AIM available messages.