Download hundreds (455 and counting) of AppleScripts for Apple's iTunes that will help make managing your digital music collection easier and more fun!
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Change video kind and video related tags of selected video tracks
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Set the Plays of selected tracks.
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Set choice of various number tags of selected tracks incrementally
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Remove iTunes tracks disassociated from files
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Locates pairs of track entries pointing to the same file
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Copies complete unplayed music albums to playlist
AppleScript is a simple Macintosh-only programming language that can control and automate actions on your Mac. AppleScript is already available on your computer as part of the Mac OS and many popular applications can be automated using AppleScript scripts. Scripts written for iTunes can manage files and track information, create playlists, interact with other applications, perform innovative tasks, and handle many kinds of chores which otherwise would be repetitive, laborious, and/or time-consuming.
Cool! Where Do I Start?
Start browsing the site by using the scripts ↓ Menu link above. AppleScripts are gathered into these general Categories:
- Managing Tracks
- Managing Track Info
- Managing Artwork
- Managing Playlists
- Controlling iTunes
- Exporting Info
Or use the search box at the top of every page to try and find something specific.
Not sure how to install AppleScripts? Here's the Download/Installation FAQ & Video.
Make Playlists By Tag v2.0 will create Music track playlists based on each selected entry of a specified tag. That is, create individual playlists by Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer (and their “Sort” siblings), Genre, or Year.
In the screenshot above, the script will create a playlist for each checkmarked Artist.
This latest version is essentially a maintenance update for better compatibility with Yosemite and also fixes an issue where tags containing white space characters would appear as blank; now the script ignores such tags.
OS X 10.8 and later only. More info and download is here.
Copy From Start to Stop v2.1 makes a copy of the selected track using its Start and Stop times as the beginning and ending of the new file and adds to Library, with option to name new track/file. It’s handy for creating a new file from a portion of a larger file.
Works as a fine companion to the script Player Position to Start or Stop, which sets the Start or Stop time of the currently loaded track to the time of the paused player position.
This latest version is a general maintenance update because it may have appeared damaged on recent operating systems.
More info and download is here.
TrackSift 2 rolls nine tools for iTunes into a single easy to use app. With TrackSift you can:
- • Sort tracks into playlists by Apple ID • Merge two or more playlists
- • Delete “dead” tracks • Delete unused non-Tunes Genre names
- • Create “One-Hit Wonder” and “𝑛 Songs by Artist” playlists
- • Find songs without album art, without lyrics, and not in playlists
This lateset version fixes a problem with unresponsive clicks in the launch verification panel; improves library parsing; improves Notifications; other minor fixes.
TrackSift 2 is available exclusively on the Mac App Store.
M3Unify is a flexible M3U playlist creator and file exporter that will allow you to load a USB thumb drive or SD card with copies of your iTunes songs the way you and your audio player want. M3Unify can archive playlists and audio files to a folder, volume or portable media and includes options to create Artist/Album sub-folders, rename files, convert to AAC or MP3, and more.
This latest version fixes an issue with embedded artwork in converted AAC files not appearing in some Android players (and perhaps other non-Apple devices).
For OS X 10.8 and later. M3Unify is $5.00, but free to use in demo mode with a fifteen track limit. This is a free update for registered users.
More information, video demo and download is here.
This Tag That Tag will assist with swapping, copying, and appending data between two user-chosen tags in selected tracks or tracks in the selected playlist:
Swap – swap data between tags, ex: ARTIST<->COMPOSER
Copy – copy data from one to another tag, ex: ARTIST->
Append – append data from one tag to the end of another, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER – ARTIST
Prepend – prepend data from one tag to the beginning of another, ex: ARTIST->ARTIST – COMPOSER
This lateset version adds “Date Added” and “Release Date” to the “This” tags. Like the number properties already available, date properties cannot Swap with the text properties available as “That” tags because date properties can’t accept text. The dates can be coerced to text in this format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS so that they can be sorted properly.
Apple has released iTunes 12.1.2 (strangely, we never saw v12.1.1). Improves photo syncing issues and fixes to the Get Info window. More as it develops.
[UPDATE 1] No fix to selection object in “Music Videos”, still no fixes to CD Get Info and CD View Options shortcuts (probably a lost cause).
Good news, everyone. Today, in addition to releasing OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3, Apple released Security Update 2015-004 for 10.9 and 10.8. This update appears to fix the EPPC bug introduced in Security Update 2015-002. The bug prevented access to Remote Apple Events over the EPPC protocal. Anyway, I had no problems with a couple of simple tests.
Fast turnaround, actually.
I made a couple of minor fixes to M3Unify which corrects some rare issues with SD card formatting errors. In any case, you should update to v1.2.1, either in-app via M3Unify’s “Check for Update…” option or direct download from this page. This is a free update for registered users.
Apple’s latest Security Update (2015-002) apparently affects the EPPC protocol on OS X 10.8 and 10.9 and prevents Remote Apple Events from being sent/received correctly. Topher Kessler has more at MacIssues and there is this thread at MacScripter.
UPDATE: This issue was fixed with Security Update 2015-004 for 10.9 and 10.8.
The few-seconds gap between tracks on recorded media is an artificial time. Devised to be just long enough to visually and sonically demarcate the tracks on a space-limited side of LP vinyl, the gap carried over to tapes, CDs and digital. It is unlikely that musicians playing a gig would pause such a short period of time before launching unto their next number…for every single number. Even so, we’re accustomed to the two-second rule when listening to recorded media. (And cross-fades? Utterly unnatural.)
A Space Between will play the tracks in the selected playlist and wait a user-entered number of seconds between tracks.
I’ve found that six to eight seconds of silence between tracks can be quite refreshing, especially between longer contiguous album tracks. But it adds something to the atmosphere of a mixed-track playlist, too.
This latest version of A Space Between is a maintenance update with a few minor performance tweaks.
Free stuff, dev ID-signed, more information and download is here.