HOW TO: Control OnTheAir Video (Express) with AppleScripts

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only OnTheAir Video can be controlled with AppleScripts. This won't work with OnTheAir Video Express.

AppleScripts the easiest way to control OnTheAir Video from a third party software. AppleScripts are very flexible and it would be impossible to list everything that can be done using them.  Here, are just a few examples of what you can do with AppleScripts.

 

AppleScript Samples

Start with the AppleScripts samples that are available from the "Resources" section at the bottom of the OnTheAir Video web page.

Make sure to select the link: "AppleScripts Samples to control OnTheAir Video", and NOT the ones for the Actions. Actions are there when you want to control third party solutions from OnTheAir Video. 

 

Getting the dictionary with the list of possible commands

If you want to know all the possible commands for OnTheAir Video, there is a "dictionary" available. To access it, simply drag and drop the "OnTheAir Video" application on the "AppleScript Editor" application (located in the Utilities folder).

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More on AppleScripts

If you want to know more about AppleScripts, you can read the information on the Apple website.

Also, do not hesitate to send us an email if you cannot find a solution and to check with your integrator who should be able to build AppleScripts for you.

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