David Nicolson davidnicolson1 at
Mon Sep 19 05:13:44 CEST 2005


I have been successfully using iTunes' COM interface with Python  
using either of the following lines successfully:

iTunes = win32com.client.gencache.EnsureDispatch("iTunes.Application")
iTunes = win32com.client.Dispatch("iTunes.Application")

The only problem is that it will launch iTunes if it is not running  
by instantiating the object here. There are some reasons why I have  
not attempted to use more COM to check if iTunes is an active  
process, I tried either of the following lines to only form a  
connection if iTunes is running.

iTunes = win32com.client.GetActiveObject("iTunes.Application")
iTunes = win32com.client.GetObject(Class = "iTunes.Application")

Both lines result in a pythoncom.com_error with 'Operation  
unavailable' in the second element of the tuple. Has anyone been able  
to successfully do this with iTunes' COM server? I have seen other  
'Operation unavailable' messages in a few other mailing lists but was  
unable to find any solutions to this problem.


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