getting the alias of an converted file


do you konw how i can get the alias of an with itunes converted music file. perhaps sth like this:

tell application “iTunes”
set a to selection
convert a
set convertedTrack to result
– that should be the converted track
location of convertedTrack
– that should be the location of the converted track
end tell

but this one isn’t running. i hope you have some ideas.



I hope this is the answer you are looking for. I found that you need a second tell statement to get the location of a coverted file inside of iTunes. Here is the script that works for me:

tell application "iTunes"
	display dialog "Convert Selected Track(s)" & ¬
		return & return & ¬
		"Are you ready?" buttons {"Cancel", "Yes"} default button 2
	set the user_choice to the button returned of the result
	if the user_choice is "Yes" then
		-- get a list of track references
		set these_tracks to the selection of browser window 1
		if these_tracks is {} then error "No tracks are selected in the front window."
	end if
	set the track_count to the count of these_tracks
	display dialog "Processing " & (track_count as string) & " tracks." & ¬
		return & return & ¬
		"This may take a minute. One moment." buttons {"¢"} default button 1 giving up after 3
	set new_tracks to (convert these_tracks)
	tell application "iTunes"
		repeat with C_track in new_tracks
			set track_location to (location of C_track)
			add track_location to playlist "Testing" -- THIS WORKS!!!
		end repeat
	end tell
end tell

The part you might be looking for is in the second tell section, when you use the variable track_location to get the location of the C_track that was made in the first tell section. The track_location variable is complete; it has the exact location all the way from the Macintosh HD to the file itself.

Good luck, let me know if this helps.