Delete characters from the beginning or ending of selected tracks' name, artist, album, comments, composer, or show tags

This script lets you delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Song Name, Album, Album Artist, Artist, Comments, Composer or Show tag (or their "Sort" siblings) of each selected track. For example, delete the initial digits and the space from "01 First Track", "02 Second Track", and so on.

OS X 10.6 or later only. Previous universal version available at the link below in the "Info" section.

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Remove n Characters From Front or Back in action

"Remove n Characters From Front or Back" removes a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Song Name, Album, Album Artist, Artist, Comments, Composer, or Show tag of each selected track.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance update
  • OS X 10.9 compatibility
  • October 16, 2013

Info:

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