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October 22, 2014

New Last Played Date v4.0

OS X 10.8 or later. Set Last Played/Last Skipped date of selected tracks to a new date, with option to increase or decrease Plays/Skips, or set to no date and no Plays/Skips.

Also see Add or Subtract Play Count.

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New Last Played Date in action

Like so. The Last Played date of the selected tracks will be set to June 10, 2014 at 9:45AM and the Plays will be decreased by 3. The latter is an option that can be toggled on and off with the checkbox.

Latest version:

  • Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite/iTunes 12
  • Adds "Check for Update" command
  • Minor performance and UI tweaks
  • October 22, 2014

Info:

October 22, 2014

Multi-Item Edit v1.0

OS X 10.8 or later. This applet will allow you to edit most track tags in a single window which emulates the pre-iTunes 12 "multiple item" format; that is, a checkbox adjacent to each tag allows you to select which changes are to be applied to the selection's tags.

Action shot:

Multi-Item Edit in action

Edit most tags of a selection of iTunes tracks "old-school".

Latest version:

  • Initial release
  • October 22, 2014

Info:

October 19, 2014

Enter Description Text for Selected v2.0

This script will apply the same user-entered text to the "Description" tag of each of the selected tracks.

iTunes 12 no longer provides a way to edit the Description tag of tracks in the Get Info panel for a multiple-selection of tracks.

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Enter Description Text for Selected in action

The text you enter will be applied to the "Description" tag of the selected tracks.

Latest version:

  • Generally updated from 2005 version
  • October 19, 2014

Info:

October 19, 2014

Music Folder Files Not Added v4.3

OS X 10.8 or later. This application will list the file paths of the files in your designated "iTunes Media" folder which are not in iTunes' track library. Additionally, you can select a different parent folder and its contents will be compared to the iTunes library. Includes options to Add a selection of found files to iTunes, move them to the Trash, and export a text file listing the file paths.

See the video on YouTube.

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Music Folder Files Not Added in action

These files are in my "iTunes Media" folder but do not exist as track entries in iTunes. The tracks may have been deleted from iTunes but, for whatever reason, I did not choose to move their files to the Trash.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue with mis-reading file paths on OS X 10.9.5 with iTunes 12
  • v4.2 - October 13 2014:
  • Fixes window re-sizing issue
  • Fixes bug preventing some Unicode text from exporting correctly
  • v4.1 - October 6, 2014:
  • Fixes Yosemite-compatibility issues
  • October 19, 2014

Info:

  • see the read me PDF
  • short url: http://dougscripts.com/466
  • category: Managing Files
  • build type: Cocoa-AppleScript
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • latest version downloads: 85 | total downloads: 30089
  • zip download size: 347.9K
October 18, 2014

Quick Convert v4.0

OS X 10.8 and later only. Convert all or just the selected tracks of the selected Playlist using your choice of available iTunes encoders, restoring your Preferences-set encoder afterwards. Works with importing selected CD tracks, too.

Additionally, you can:

  • Choose to delete and/or Trash the original tracks and/or files
  • Copy all converted/imported tracks to a new playlist
  • Optionally save AAC encoded tracks as M4B "bookmarkable" and re-add the converted files to the Audiobooks (Books) library

Action shot:

Quick Convert in action

Convert the selected tracks using the AAC encoder, for example. Your default encoder is restored afterwards.

Latest version:

  • Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite/iTunes 12
  • Adds "Check for Update" command
  • Drops support for pre-OS X 10.8 systems
  • Minor performance and UI tweaks
  • October 18, 2014

Info:

October 18, 2014

Scan For Double Entries v2.0

This applet will scan your iTunes library for pairs of track entries that--very strangely--point to the same file and then copy those tracks to a discrete playlist for further examination; presumably you'll want to remove one of the faux pair tracks without Trashing the single associated file. This is an issue that is occurring to some iTunes 11 users after moving media files from one place to another, perhaps incorrectly.

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Scan For Double Entries in action

Progress during the scan.

Latest version:

  • Support for OS X 10.10/iTunes 12
  • Minor performance tweaks
  • October 18, 2014

Info:

  • see the read me PDF
  • short url: http://dougscripts.com/521
  • category: Managing Tracks
  • build type: Cocoa-AppleScript
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • latest version downloads: 87 | total downloads: 2667
  • zip download size: 344.8K
October 16, 2014

Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v4.0

This applet will copy specfic tag data from one set of selected tracks to a second set of selected tracks. You can copy any combination of Song Name, Artist, Album, Album Artist, Composer, Genre, Grouping, Last Played Date, Rating, Plays, Lyrics, BPM, Artwork, Disc and Track info, Comments, and Year.

Use with caution. Both sets of selected tracks should be sorted by Play Order/Manual Order (or at the very least using the same sorting) so the tag info is copied in the correct order from and to the intended tracks.

OS X 10.6 and later only. Previous version for earlier systems available at the link below in the "Info" section.

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Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks in action

Copy the chosen tags from a set of Source tracks to a second set of Target tracks.

Latest version:

  • Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite/iTunes 12
  • Drops support for pre-OS X 10.8
  • Adds "Check for Update" command
  • Minor tweaks
  • October 16, 2014

Info:

October 14, 2014

Increment Number Tags v2.3

OS X 10.8 and later only. This script will incrementally number your choice of the Track Number, Episode Number, Episode ID tags, and track Name prefix of the selected tracks. 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. (The selected tracks must be sorted by ascending Play Order for accurate results.)

Action shot:

Increment Number Tags in action

Apply incremented numbers to the appropriately sorted track selection.

Latest version:

  • Fixes zero-padding bug
  • v2.2 - October 12 2014
  • Fixes issue recognizing donation
  • v2.1 - October 11 2014:
  • Fixes issues formatting text
  • Fixes issues accessing internet
  • v2.0 - Oct 6 2014:
  • Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite/iTunes 12
  • Accepts up to 5 digits (1...99999)
  • Zero-padding up to 5 digits
  • Adds "Check for Update" menu command
  • Drops support for pre-Mountain Lion
  • Additional minor tweaks for better performance
  • October 14, 2014

Info:

October 14, 2014

Restore Artwork from Album Folder v3.0

OS X 10.8 or later. This script will look for an image file in the parent folder of each selected track's file--presumably its Album folder in which you have previously placed an image file of some sort--and apply the data from that image file as artwork for the track.

Latest version:

  • Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite/iTunes 12
  • Checks for update at launch
  • Minor tweaks
  • October 14, 2014

Info:

  • see the read me PDF
  • short url: http://dougscripts.com/488
  • category: Managing Artwork
  • build type: Cocoa-AppleScript
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • latest version downloads: 77 | total downloads: 8379
  • zip download size: 218.9K
October 14, 2014

Re-Embed Artwork v2.0

OS X 10.8 and later. This script will export then re-import the artwork data of the selected tracks.

Note: This script may not be able to handle processing more than about an album's worth of tracks per launch due to the way iTunes manages graphics data.

Also Note: (August 2014) Not sure what the issue is but results may be inconsistent with modern versions of iTunes.

Latest version:

  • Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite/iTunes 12
  • Checks for update at launch
  • Minor tweaks
  • October 14, 2014

Info:

  • see the read me PDF
  • short url: http://dougscripts.com/496
  • category: Managing Artwork
  • build type: Cocoa-AppleScript
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • latest version downloads: 202 | total downloads: 17721
  • zip download size: 309K
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