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July 10 '15 - 8:10 am
UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v4.3

Multi-Item Edit v4.3 will allow you to edit most tags (and some additional options) of the selected track(s) in a single floating window using single-edit mode (one selected track) or multi-edit mode, which emulates the pre-iTunes 12 “multiple items” format; that is, a checkbox adjacent to each tag allows you to select which changes are to be applied to the selection’s tags.

Multi-Item Edit v4.3

This latest version adds support for iTunes 12.2 including the new “Loved” (or “Likes”, I suppose) rating tag. I removed the “Album Rating” tag setting to make room for “Loved”, but “Album Rating” was proving difficult to reliably compute when tracks were from disparate albums. I don’t think it will be missed. You’ll also be able to edit tags when a selection of tracks contains more than one kind of media.

This update is free for registered users. New users can try it free for 10 days; it’s $1.99 thereafter.

More information—including video—and download is on this page.

June 29 '15 - 6:56 am
Script of the Day: Artist to Last-First

Artist to Last-First will parse the text of the chosen tag (Artist, Album Artist, Composer or one of their Sort siblings) of a selection of tracks:

Move the LAST word of the tag to the beginning, eg:

  • Hound Dog Taylor -> Taylor, Hound Dog
  • OR Move the FIRST word of the tag to the end, eg:

  • The Crystal Method -> Crystal Method, The
  • Then, the newly configured text can be copied back to your choice of Artist, Album Artist, Composer, Sort Artist, Sort Album Artist and/or Sort Composer tag(s).

    More information and download is on this page.

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    June 26 '15 - 6:29 am
    Script of the Day: Sundry Info to Comments

    Sundry Info To Comments copies your single choice of filename, file path (location), file’s parent folder path, file creation date (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS), current playlist, volume adjustment, start time or stop time (HH:MM.SS), artwork size (WxH), purchaser name or purchaser account ID to choice of Category, Comments, Description or Episode ID tag of each selected track.

    Sundry Info To Comments

    By putting data in one of these available tags it can be visible and sortable or used with Smart Playlist criteria.

    More information and download is on this page.

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    June 20 '15 - 11:36 am
    UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v4.2

    Multi-Item Edit is an applet that acts as an alternative to iTunes’ “Get Info” editing panel:

    Multi-Item Edit screenshot

    You can read more about it on its product page, where there’s also a quick YouTube video explaining how it goes.

    This latest version fixes a problem with changing Last Played and Last Skipped dates in single-edit mode; fixes a logic issue with auto-setting checkboxes; worksaround issue whereby iTunes Match tracks might be ignored; fixes an issue with toggling Information Tracking; and has preliminary support for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) beta.

    Multi-Item Edit is free to try for ten days, $1.99 thereafter.

    June 12 '15 - 6:19 am
    Script of the Day: Albumize Selection

    Albumize Selection re-numbers the track number and track count tags of each selected track to its current Play Order and, optionally, enters a new Album Name for every track.

    Albumize Selection

    In the screenshot, the selected tracks—sorted by Play Order—will be track-numbered 1 to 13, their track count tags set to 13 and each track’s album tag set to the text entered in the text field.

    More information and download is on this page.

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    June 4 '15 - 6:31 am
    Script of the Day: New Last Played Date

    New Last Played Date will set the Last Played or Last Skipped date of each selected track to a new date.

    New Last Played Date

    There are also options to increase or decrease Plays or Skips and to re-set those tags to no date and no Plays or Skips.

    More info and download is on this page.

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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

    More information and download is on this page.

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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.

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