Posted April 29th, 2003 @ 11:42am by Erik J. Barzeski
Bill Bumgarner has figured out how to get direct links to the iTunes Music Store, and they look like this: itms://phobos.apple.com/
I wonder how he did that. I want to be able to do that. I want to have my iTunes list on this site link to ITMS search results instead of Google search results. Is this possible? How is this done? Does anyone know? Bill - care to share?
Update: I believe it's been solved. See the expanded update for more…
The answer came from a TrackBack: Fuse isn't a Mac user, but seems to have gotten it.
Essentially, the snippet of code you'll want to use is this (be sure to get rid of the line break when copying):
Put "itms://" before it and the link will work in iTunes, put "http://" before it and the link will work in Camino (Safari sometimes spits back a malformed XML error).
The tags that are of importance are as follows:
- songTerm - song title
- artistTerm - artist name
- albumTerm - album name
- composerTerm - composer name
- term - all fields1
You can string those together in any order, putting standard '&'s2 between them, such as:
Very exciting indeed! I've updated the "now playing" section of the left side of my blog as well as My iTunes list to feature itms:// links.
P.S. I will update with more information as I find it.
1 Thanks Eric Blair (see comments one and two).
2 & changed to & to show up properly on this page. You may need to use & in your URLs to meet the various XHTML specifications and standards. Yes, a simple '&' usually works, but it's usually not correct enough for us really anal types. 🙂