Archive for May, 2008
I’ve been wanting to update Lossless to AAC Workflow with some improvements for a while and finally got around to it. As a matter of fact, they were mentioned on a recent Mac Geek Gab Podcast . This is a collection of two scripts that assists with importing/converting Apple Lossless tracks and sending AAC copies to iPod such that you can keep archived Lossless files on your hard drive and manageable AAC files on your iPod. The newest version of the scripts run as universal binary and, in general, has performance fixes and enhancements.
Export Artwork replaces the script “Save Artwork to Folder”. This script will save the artwork of the single selected track to a user-chosen folder as a PNG or JPG file, with scaling options. Default location is the folder containing the selected track’s file (or your Desktop if an iPod track is selected), however any location can be selected.
I only updated this a few days ago, but I managed to get Tracks Without Artwork to Playlist v3.1 to create a playlist much faster.
If you have visited recently, you may have noticed that I have been updating some of the more popular offerings to universal binary, so that scripts run natively on both PPC and Intel Macs. Set Video Kind of Selected v3.0 gets the UB treatment, as well as some performance fixes. In lieu of iTunes’ ability to batch-edit video properties for videos, this script will change the video kind property of the selected tracks to your choice of “Movie”, “Music Video” or “TV Show”. Additionally, “Show Name”, “Season Number”, and “Episode Number” can also be set or cleared for each selected track.
Had some time to quickly update Tracks Without Artwork to Playlist to v3.0. It now runs as universal binary and has some performance fixes and finessings.
This is huge.
Balk all you want about the $2.99. The thing is that Apple has negotiated a variable pricing structure. And the structure is this (take note NBC); some shows are $1.99 and some very well produced and high-quality programs are $2.99. Does NBC have anything on its roster matching the quality of HBO’s $2.99 product? Laffs on you, NBC. You want to come back, your shows are only worth 1.99, take it or leave it.
Move Playlists to Folder allows you to select one or more playlists to move into a selected folder. This latest version just has some performance fixes.
Export Smart Playlist Criteria will create an XML file containing just the criteria of the selected Smart Playlist(s). This file can then be imported into any iTunes using the “Import…” menu command. Since the XML file contains only the rules for a Smart Playlist and not its track data, you can handily back up your Smart Playlist criteria or share with other users…just zip and email.
The script Rescue Playlists from Folder will extricate all of the playlists in a selected Folder at once by making a copy of each in the Source column and then deleting the original from the selected parent Folder. Otherwise, to yank playlists out of a Folder, you have to drag each one–one at a time–to the left edge of the Source column.