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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

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Number Song Names by Play Order v2.0

Prefix each selected track's Song Name with the number of its order in the selection.

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Change the label color of the files of the selected tracks

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