September 2007

September 28 2007 - 9:39 am

Dupin v1.0 Released

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes has released Dupin v1.0, the iTunes duplicates manager. Dupin is an application that assists with locating, sorting, filtering, and deleting duplicate tracks in iTunes.

With Dupin you can:

  • Quickly find all sets of duplicate iTunes tracks based on your choice of criteria
  • Select the “Keeper” tracks from among a number of duplicates automatically using a variety of versatile filtering options
  • Purge duplicate tracks from iTunes and send files to the Trash
  • Manage intentionally duplicated tracks
  • Copy tracks to new iTunes playlists
  • View duplicates in non-loaded libraries created with iTunes’ multiple library feature
  • View duplicates in iTunes libraries on other machines on your local network
  • Sort tracks and view track info
  • Export a list of duplicates to a text file
  • Locate tracks in the Finder and in iTunes
  • Audition tracks

In addition, Dupin features:

  • Familiar iTunes-like interface
  • Robust Help
  • Ample keyboard shortcuts
  • Visual progress feedback during operations
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Optional update checking

iTunes 7.0 or better and Mac OS X 10.4 or better (PPC or Intel)

September 8 2007 - 1:47 pm

That Didn’t Take Long…iTunes 7.4.1

iTunes 7.4.1 was released today. No specific changes were noted by Apple, but by some accounts it blocks the ability to create your own iPhone ringtones by merely changing the file extension (to .m4r).

September 6 2007 - 8:58 am

NEW: Album Rating Reset

Album Rating Reset will allow you to set the Album Rating for the album of the selected track to with full- and half-star ratings, or reset the Album Rating to its computed “clear-star” default rating. Requires iTunes 7.4.

September 6 2007 - 8:52 am

iTunes 7.4 Released

iTunes 7.4 was released last night but I didn’t get to it til this morning. New stuff! Album Ratings! My Good Friend Kirk McElhearn has observations on this new feature. I’m still looking into other AppleScript additions, but quite noticably there are three new track properties: album rating, album rating kind, and rating kind. The “kind” properties are read-only, but you can set album rating just like rating. I’ll be posting a page of my findings later today.

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