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May 28 '15 - 6:39 am
Script of the Day: Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces

Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces will remove any number of extra space characters at the beginning and ending of chosen tags (Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Genre, Grouping and Show) in the selected tracks.

Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces

More info and download is on this page.

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May 25 '15 - 6:20 am
Script of the Day: Remove n Characters From Front or Back

Remove n Characters From Front or Back will delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Song Name, Album, Album Artist, Artist, Comments, Composer, Episode ID, Grouping or Show tag (or their “Sort” siblings) of each selected track.

Remove n Characters From Front or Back

Includes a Preview to check each selected track’s tag before committing. The window is re-sizeable so that longer tags can be viewed more easily.

More info and download is on this page.

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May 21 '15 - 5:57 am
Script of the Day: Reset Tracks Start-Stop

Reset Tracks Start-Stop will reset the Start and (optionally) the Stop Time of the selected tracks—or all the tracks of the selected playlist—to “0:00″ and (optionally) their entire duration, respectively.

Reset Tracks Start-Stop

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May 15 '15 - 5:42 am
Script of the Day: Increment Number Tags

Increment Number Tags will incrementally number your choice of the Track Number, Episode Number, Episode ID tags, and track Name prefix of the selected tracks.

Increment Number Tags

Additionally, a Track Count can be applied to each track, Episode ID can be configured with additional text incorporating the number, and zero-padding up to five digits can be applied.

More info and download is on this page.

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May 12 '15 - 7:44 am
Script of the Day: Clipboard to Lyrics Scripts

Clipboard to Lyrics Scripts—two scripts, “Clipboard to Current Track’s Lyrics” and “Clipboard to Selected Track’s Lyrics”—will copy text from the clipboard (text you have copied from an email, text document or web page, for instance) to, respectively, the current track’s or selected track’s lyrics.

So, rather than open a track’s Get Info window and click to the Lyrics tab, you only need to select a track (or play a track) and the launch script; it knows to copy the clipboard text to that track’s Lyrics tag. This works even better when assigned a keyboard shortcut.

More info and download is on this page.

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May 9 '15 - 8:03 am
Script of the Day: Append to Selected Tag

Append to Selected Tag can append the same user-entered text to the beginning or ending of the existing text in the chosen tag (Song Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping or Show Name, and their Sort siblings) in each selected track.

Append to Selected Tag

In this screenshot example, the text ” Live” will be added to the end of the Genre tag of every selected track, no matter what its current Genre tag is. They don’t all have to be the same.

The Preview field can be used to scroll through each track’s target tag to make sure everything looks satisfactory.

More info and download is here.

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May 7 '15 - 6:40 am
Script of the Day: CD Text to CD Info

CD Text to CD Info will attempt to extract the CD Text information from the selected audio CD in iTunes and apply it to the CD’s disc and track tags.

Some commercial CDs and commercial CD burning software (including iTunes) can use CD Text as a method of including text data on an audio CD. This data can include Artist (Performer), Album, Composer, Track Title, and Genre info. See the Read Me for more information.

More info and download here.

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April 12 '15 - 11:31 am
UPDATED: This Tag That Tag v4.3

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->COMPOSER 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.

This Tag That Tag is free to try for 10 days, $1.99 thereafter, free for registered users. More info and download is available here.

March 17 '15 - 9:21 am
UPDATED: Artist to Last-First v3.0

As you probably know, the iTunes Sort tags allow you to tailor how a particular tag is, uhm, sorted. For example, an Artist tag may be “Bob Dylan” but you probably don’t want your Dylan tracks sorted by “Bob”; entering “Dylan, Bob” in a track’s Sort Artist tag will ensure that that track will sort on the last name when sorting by Artist. Or, another common situation is when a band starting with “The”, such as “The Allman Brothers”, ends up being sorted in the T’s rather than the A’s. Putting “Allman Brothers” in the Sort Artist tag rectifies that.

Tracks from the iTunes Store almost always have the requisite Sort tags set. But the stuff you rip or import yourself probably won’t.

Artist to Last-First v3.0 assists with automating this procedure. It will parse the text of the chosen tag (Artist, Album Artist, Composer or one of their Sort siblings) in a selection of tracks and copy the result to the selected tags.

As you can see from the screenshot, Artist to Last-First doesn’t just work with the Artist tag (but for legacy purposes I’ve kept the script’s name as it has been since 2002).

More information and download is here.

March 13 '15 - 9:07 am
UPDATED: Artist to Album Artist v3.0

Artist to Album Artist v3.0 will copy the Artist tag to the Album Artist tag of the selected tracks.

Sorry there’s no screenshot but…there’s no UI to show. The thing does what it says with little fuss.This latest version is a maintenance update for compatibility with iTunes11+/OS X 10.9+. I find myself needing to use this pretty frequently after ripping CDs or re-adding files.

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