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Update subscriptions which have expired by virtue of being ignored for five or more days

Obligatory warning: This script has been designated as a "Retro Script" and there is no guarantee that it will function as described with modern versions of iTunes and OS X and may even corrupt or destroy data.

iTunes will stop updating a podcast if you have not listened to at least one of its episodes in five days. This script will batch-update every podcast subscription so you don't have to manually update each one individually.

I have posted instructions on how to create a launchd agent to run this script automatically and invisibly in the background to ensure that your Podcasts are always updated.

Possible iTunes bug (July 17, 2014): Looks like the iTunes AppleScript command updatePodcast command is broken as of iTunes 11.

Latest version:

  • December 12, 2011

Info:

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Remove n Characters From Front or Back

Remove n Characters From Front or Back v5.0

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

Re-Embed Artwork v2.0

Exports and then re-imports selected tracks' artwork

CD Text to CD Info

CD Text to CD Info v4.0

Apply selected CD's CD Text to its disc and track tags

Scan For Double Entries

Scan For Double Entries v2.0

Locates pairs of track entries pointing to the same file

Append to Selected Tag

Append to Selected Tag v4.0

Append user-entered text to beginning or ending of selected tag of each selected track

Merge-Delete Playlists

Merge-Delete Playlists v3.3

Batch merge and/or delete playlists

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