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Automating Windows Media Player With Ruby
From the <a href="http://rubyonwindows.blogspot.com">Ruby on Windows</a> blog.
require 'win32ole' player = WIN32OLE.new('WMPlayer.OCX') media_collection = player.mediaCollection playlists = player.PlaylistCollection # Play a song player.OpenPlayer('c:\music\van halen\right now.wma') # Select songs from the Media Collection all_media = media_collection.getAll() audio_media = media_collection.getByAttribute("MediaType", "Audio") sinatra_songs = media_collection.getByAuthor("Frank Sinatra") album = media_collection.getByAlbum('Come Fly with Me') jazz_tunes = media_collection.getByGenre('Jazz') songs = media_collection.getByName('Fly Me to the Moon') # Play the first song first_song = songs.Item(0) player.OpenPlayer(first_song.sourceURL) # Add a song to the Media Collection song = media_collection.Add('C:\music\Just in Time.wma') # Remove a song from the Media Collection songs = media_collection.getByName('Fly Me to the Moon') media_collection.Remove(songs.Item(0), true) # Select a playlist all_playlists = playlists.getAll() split_enz_playlist = playlists.getByName('Split Enz') # Iterate over songs in a playlist (0..my_playlist.Count - 1).each do |i| song = my_playlist.Item(i) puts song.Name end # Create a new playlist playlists = player.PlaylistCollection playlists.newPlaylist('New Playlist') media_collection.Add('D:\Music\My Playlists\New Playlist.wpl') # Remove a playlist playlists = player.PlaylistCollection split_enz_playlist = playlists.getByName('Split Enz').Item(0) playlists.Remove(split_enz_playlist) # Add a song to a playlist song = media_collection.getByName('Fly Me to the Moon').Item(0) playlist = playlists.getByName('Frank & Dino').Item(0) playlist.appendItem(song) # Remove a song from a playlist playlist.removeItem(song) # Play a playlist playlist = playlists.getByName('Frank & Dino').Item(0) player.OpenPlayer(playlist.sourceURL)
Further details can be found <a href="http://rubyonwindows.blogspot.com/2007/07/automating-windows-media-player-with.html">here</a>.