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May 18 '15 - 10:50 am
M3Unify v1.3

M3Unify is a flexible file exporter and M3U playlist creator that will allow you to off-load copies of your iTunes songs to a user-chosen location—separate folder, external drive, USB thumb drive, SD card and so on—the way you and your audio player want.

M3Unify screenshot

With M3Unify you can:

  • Copy files of tracks dragged from iTunes to a selected folder
  • Rename copied files using substitution patterns based on track tags
  • Create Album or Artist/Album sub-folders based on track tags
  • Export album artwork as “folder.jpg” files, one per Album sub-folder
  • Create an M3U playlist
  • Format M3U Extended track information using substitution patterns based on track tags
  • Optionally convert files to AAC files (or MP3 files via iTunes)

Plus, M3Unify features:

  • M3U preview
  • Track information and auditioning
  • Uncluttered, easy-to-use interface
  • On-board and online help

This latest version adds the ability to export existing album artwork as “folder.jpg” image files when the create sub-folders option is selected.

M3Unify is $5, and you can try it out in demo mode. More information, video demo, and download is here.

May 18 '15 - 5:45 am
Script of the Day: Albums Assemble

Albums Assemble will discern the Album tags of the selected tracks and then copy all the available tracks of each of those Albums to the current playlist, other existing playlist or new playlist.

Albums Assemble

Works with tracks selected in iTunes or a mounted iPod/iOS device set to manually manage tracks.

More info 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.

More info and download is on this page.

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May 14 '15 - 6:29 am
Script of the Day: Export Files From Playlists

Export Files From Playlists will export copies of the files of the tracks in two or more playlists to a single user-selected folder.

Export Files From Playlists

In the screenshot above, the files of the tracks in the selected playlists, “David Bowie” and “Little Feat”, are being copied to a previously selected folder location.

More info and download is on this page.

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May 13 '15 - 5:33 am
Script of the Day: Make PDF Booklet

Make PDF Booklet will create a PDF document containing tag info from the selected tracks (or every track from the selected playlist) and then add the PDF to iTunes and copy it to the playlist where the selected tracks reside.

Make PDF Booklet

As you may know, iTunes can manage PDF “booklets” as though they were tracks. Here are example PDFs made with the script using audio tracks and using TV Show tracks.

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 11 '15 - 8:24 am
Script of the Day: Track CPR

Track CPR will assist with associating replacement files with a batch of dead tracks. iTunes can perform this task, too, but only one track at a time.

Track CPR

The script will attempt to locate existing files (recursively) in a user-selected folder that have the exact same filenames and extensions as the missing files of a selection of dead tracks. Then, you can determine if the found files are viable replacements for the missing files and the script will perform the replacement.

In the screenshot above, the blue-colored files have been selected to replace the missing files of the corresponding set of dead tracks.

There is information in the accompanying Read Me that you should read. More information and download is on this page.

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May 10 '15 - 9:04 am
Script of the Day: Needle Drop

Needle Drop plays each track in the selected iTunes playlist for a set time interval optionally starting at a set number of seconds into each track, beginning with the selected track. Handy for ‘scoping playlists.

Needle Drop

With the settings above, each track in the selected playlist will play for 30 seconds starting at the track’s 00:30 second mark; there will be a 00:05 second delay before the subsequent track plays. The latter two settings are optional.

More info and download is here.

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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 8 '15 - 10:32 am
Script of the Day: Playlists Info

Playlists Info will display a sortable list of playlists from the selected source (the local library or a mounted device) along with their size, time and number of tracks. Additionally, the script can export a text file listing that information heirarchically.

By default it will display the playlists in the local iTunes library. But in the screenshot above, I’ve selected to view the playlists on my iPod touch. The window will stay open over iTunes. Double-clicking a playlist in the list will select it in iTunes.

More information and download is here.

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