October 2007

October 30 2007 - 9:37 pm

UPDATED: Tracks Without Artwork to Playlist v2.3

I’ve updated Tracks Without Artwork to Playlist to work with Leopard. Unfortunately, this particular download is just a plain .zip file–no fancy installer .dmg, at least for now. I’ve got to rebuild my little workflow that creates those so it can play well in Leopard.

October 30 2007 - 1:39 pm

Leopard, Scripts and Migration Assistant

A Correspondent writes:

“I have managed to eliminate a ‘-10960’ error when using my favourite scripts by simply removing the Scripting Additions folder from /Library/ folder. Which of the 8 items I had in this folder was responsible for the errors I can’t say. What I do know is that the Migration Assistant application is responsible for copying these files into my clean install of Leopard. Anyway, problem solved. You may want to let your other users know of this solution should you see fit.”

October 30 2007 - 12:23 pm

Dupin v1.1.1 Released

Just released a quick update to Dupin. Version 1.1.1 fixes a “compilation error” some users were getting at startup.

October 29 2007 - 4:16 pm

Dupin v1.1 Released – Ready For Leopard

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes has released Dupin v1.1, the iTunes duplicates manager. Dupin is an application that assists with locating, sorting, filtering, and deleting duplicate tracks in iTunes.

See Dupin in action. Watch the Dupin video tutorial presented by ScreenCastsOnline.

Updated in version 1.1:

  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • Remembers last selected playlist in playlist popup and in “Selected to Playlist…” panel
  • Added option during Purge to remove tracks just from the selected source playlist
  • Fixed issue with inaccurate examination of “Movies” master playlist
  • Fixed issues with playlist popup display
  • Minor performance fixes

This update is free for registered users.

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
October 26 2007 - 1:44 pm

Got Your Spots On?

If you’re wearing your Leopard PJs today in anticipation of being an early 10.5 adopter, I’d appreciate hearing about any incompatabilities you may detect using scripts from the site. I can tell you right now that apps like Join Together, Dupin, and iTunes Library Manager will not work under Leopard. However, I am simply waiting on results from a few beta-testers before I release Leopard-compatible versions of those apps, and that should be within a few days.

October 26 2007 - 1:35 pm

Scripting Database Events

Macscripter has a great overview on scripting the Database Events application, which front-ends sqlite 3. I haven’t played with Database Events a lot, but the Macscripter article has more interesting info than I’ve seen elsewhere (if you’ve got the second edition Neuburg you might have been swayed away by his disdain for Database Events). Database Events can be handy for temporarily storing track data and doing it quickly so I aim to do some more work with it.

October 25 2007 - 10:07 pm

Dupin In Action

Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline has created a marvelous online Dupin video tutorial.

October 25 2007 - 9:13 pm

Inside Mac Radio

Today I recorded an interview segment with Scott Sheppard of Inside Mac Radio which I’m guessing will be part of their October 27th edition.

October 25 2007 - 8:40 pm

TIP: Check Amazon MP3 Against iTunes

A Correspondent asked if it would be possible for the script Search Amazon MP3 to work with tracks from the iTunes Store to be able to comparison shop at Amazon MP3. While the script can’t access tracks directly in the iTunes Store, you can drag preview tracks from the Store into an iTunes playlist and run the script on them there.

October 15 2007 - 3:41 pm

Site Weirdness Update

The problems I was having with the site, mentioned below, have been resolved.

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