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September 16 2020 - 9:32 am

UPDATED: Apply Embedded Artwork v1.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will examine each selected track's local file for image metadata and apply it as the track's album artwork.

There may be a bug in the way the Music app updates the media library from iTunes which results in "artwork-less" tracks, despite the existence of image metadata in a track's file. This script will try to rectify this for a selection of tracks. Read the Read Me.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Apply Embedded Artwork v1.1 and download link is here.

September 14 2020 - 4:02 pm

NEW: Merge-Delete Playlists v6.0

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will allow you to merge the track contents of two or more playlists to a new or existing playlist or delete any number of playlists at once, including Smart, Genius, and Playlist Folder playlists. The merge feature will prevent the same tracks that may appear in different source playlists from being duplicated and has an option to delete original playlists. The delete feature only deletes playlists; tracks, of course, remain in the library.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode it will only process 5 playlists per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $1.99 which will unlock the Demo Mode restriction. Launch the app and click "Register…" in its File menu to make an in-app purchase through PayPal.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 and later
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Merge-Delete Playlists v6.0 and download link is here.

September 12 2020 - 10:21 pm

NEW: Playlist Manager v3.0

For macOS 10.15 and later only. The Music app only allows one playlist to be selected at a time. This applet can perform common useful tasks on a multiple selection of playlists: playlist title renaming (add text, remove text, search and replace text) and duplicate, delete, export, move and merge playlists.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. While in Demo Mode, only up to 10 playlists can be manipulated per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $2.99 which will unlock the Demo Mode limitation. Launch the app and click "Register…" in its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Adds Move to new Playlist Folder tool
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Playlist Manager v3.0 and download link is here.

August 29 2020 - 1:35 pm

UPDATED: Rate Me! Rate Me! v6.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This stay-open applet watches your playing tracks and when one begins playing displays a notification-sized panel whereby a rating for the track can be entered. Features options to display only unrated playing tracks and timer preferences for how soon and how long the panel is displayed.
While you could easily rate the current track from the Music app's icon in the Dock, this script interrupts you and compels you to do so.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Rate Me! Rate Me! v6.1 and download link is here.

August 25 2020 - 3:11 pm

UPDATED: Re-Embed Artwork v3.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will export then re-import the artwork data of the selected tracks obliging the Music app to embed the artwork in the track's file's meta-data.

For best results, use with an album's worth of tracks--or so--at a time. Music may be obliged to perform a number of background tasks when applying image data and may prevent the script from proceeding if a large amount of data is involved.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Re-Embed Artwork v3.1 and download link is here.

August 22 2020 - 1:26 pm

UPDATED: Display File Path v2.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will float alongside the Music app and continuously monitor it for a single track to be selected and display that track's file path (if it exists); or the script can be set to likewise display the file path of each playing track. Includes Show in Finder and Copy Path to Clipboard options.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Display File Path v2.1 and download link is here.

August 21 2020 - 8:17 pm

UPDATED: Search Results to Playlist v3.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Search the entire Music app library, or a selected playlist, for user-entered text by All, Song Title, Artist, Album, or Composer tag and copy the track results to a Search Results playlist, which will be created automatically if necessary. Can optionally re-create or append to the Search Results playlist on each run.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Search Results to Playlist v3.1 and download link is here.

August 21 2020 - 12:10 pm

UPDATED: Remove n Characters From Front or Back v6.5

For macOS 10.15 or later. This script lets you delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Title, Album, Album Artist, Artist/Director, Category, Comments, Composer, Episode ID, Grouping, Show (or their "Sort" siblings), Movement or Work tag of each selected track. For example, delete the initial digits and the space from "01 First Track", "02 Second Track", and so on.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode, with the exception that only up to five tracks can be processes per launch. You can purchase a code for $1.99 which will remove this restriction. Launch the app and click "Register..." in the its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • Restores access to CD tracks
  • Adds "Ask Are you sure?" toggle to Preferences
  • v6.4 (july 17, 2020):
  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Remove n Characters From Front or Back v6.5 and download link is here.

August 20 2020 - 1:01 pm

UPDATED: Make Tags All Caps v2.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will change the text in your choice of the Title, Artist, Album, Comments, Composer and/or Genre tags of the selected tracks in the Music app to ALL CAPS.

"I got a request from a DJ'ing Correspondent who had been manually changing some of his tags to all caps so they'd be easier to read on the decks under dim dance floor lights. (Are they still called "decks"?)..." (more)

Latest version:

  • Fixes regression with setting Genre, if selected
  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Make Tags All Caps v2.1 and download link is here.

August 17 2020 - 12:26 pm

UPDATED: Save Album Art to Album Folder v6.7

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will export the artwork of the selected tracks (or the tracks in a selected playlist) as an image file to the folder which contains each selected track's file--presumably each track's Album folder--or a single user-selected folder. If multiple album tracks are selected, the script will make sure only one artwork file per Album is exported.

Also see Save Album Art as folder.jpg.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode it will only process 5 image files per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $1.99 which will unlock the 5-image restriction. Launch the app and click "Register..." in its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • Fixes serious regression with selecting save location. I apologize for not attending to this obvious error sooner.
  • v6.6 (july 19, 2020):
  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Save Album Art to Album Folder v6.7 and download link is here.

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