Archive for April, 2010

April 27 '10 - 5:22 pm
iTunes 9.1.1 Available

Today Apple released iTunes 9.1.1 via Software Update and its downloads page. Seems like the minor fixes are mostly related to new features introduced in v9.1.

April 23 '10 - 12:51 pm
NEW: Composer Tag Composer

Compose the text of the composer tag, that is. Composer Tag Composer offers a little assistance when cleaning up your composer tags. I suppose one could sort the library by composer and multi-edit selected tracks, but this script doesn’t require you to mess with sorting at all. Choose from a list of unique composer tags and then search for and replace a selected composer tag with new text.

April 18 '10 - 12:17 pm
UPDATED: Proper English Title Capitalization v2.0

I updated Proper English Title Capitalization—for the first time in almost seven years—to version 2.0. It’s mostly a maintenance update, but I did make it run just a bit faster for Leopard or better by dumping the obsoleted “ASCII character of/number of” syntax. I also added “Show” and “Grouping” to the choice of tags to modify.

April 18 '10 - 12:16 pm
A Look At Visitor OS’s

A snapshot of who’s been visiting the main page of this site over the past month and what operating systems are in use, graphic after the jump. (more…)

April 14 '10 - 4:56 pm
UPDATED: Current Track to Twitter v2.0

Not necessarily to commemorate the opening of Chirp: Current Track to Twitter v2.0 will tweet information about the currently playing track to your Twitter account, either automatically every time a new track starts or manually with a click of its Dock icon. This latest version is pretty much just a maintenance update since it was last updated in 2007. (See the screenshot I’ve included on the entry page. “Updating live every two minutes” and “What you and your friends are doing” sure bring back memories.)

April 11 '10 - 11:03 am
NEW: Mark All Episodes As Played

A Correspondent bemoaned the loss of the “Mark as…” contextual menu item when control-clicking a Podcast library subscription title while in List View. I wouldn’t have noticed that in a million years. Still, it’s an expulsion only slightly more arcane than doing away with my beloved Mute button, so I was sympathetic, and produced Mark All Episodes As Played. While the Podcast library is in List View, select any one (or more) episode(s) of a podcast or its subscription title and run this script to mark every episode of the podcast as Played (or Watched). Works great when assigned a shortcut.

April 9 '10 - 8:54 am
UPDATED: Change Pitch of Song v2.0

Change Pitch of Song v2.0 will open the currently playing iTunes track in QuickTime Player 7 which will then continue to play it using user-entered pitch control settings.

This version now works in Snow Leopard but QuickTime Player 7 must be installed–even if QuickTime Player X is also installed. QTPX does not (yet) have the AppleScript support to use this script. QTP7 can be installed from the “Optional Installs” folder on your Snow Leopard installation disc. It will be installed in your /Applications/Utilities/ folder.

April 8 '10 - 6:21 pm
UPDATED: Lossless to AAC Workflow v2.2

If you’re one of the Correspondents who over the past couple of years have been suggesting I add AIFF-ability to Lossless to AAC Workflow, then the new v2.2 is for you.

These are two scripts that assist with importing/managing Apple Lossless or AIFF audio files and sending converted AAC copies to a mounted iPod set to “manually manage songs and videos”. Yes, iTunes 9.1+ will auto-encode tracks to iPod, but only 128kbps AAC; these scripts enable to use your Custom AAC encoder settings.

April 8 '10 - 6:57 am
No More Mute

I just noticed that “Mute” has been removed from iTunes’ contextual menu in the Dock as of iTunes v9.1. Man, that was handy. Of course, a script hooked up to a shortcut does the job:

tell application "iTunes" to set mute to (not mute)


I’m pretty sure there is no other on-board control to toggle mute otherwise.

April 6 '10 - 10:36 am
Join Together v6.0.1 Available

Join Together v6.0.1 fixes some bugs that arrived in the v6.0 version:

  • fixed issue whereby file would not finish up export
  • addressed issue with QuickTime not creating new document
  • fixed issues that emerged with iTunes 9.1
  • fixed error if no user playlists [Plus version]
  • other minor fixes

Several Correspondents provided a lot of excellent trouble-shooting help on this. I really appreciate their time and effort. Future users salute them!

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