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October 18 2021 - 2:07 pm

UPDATED: Sort by Artwork Size v3.0

For macOS 11 Catalina and later only. For users who are particular about managing artwork, this script can write the size of a track's artwork (eg: "600x600") to choice of Category, Comments, or Description tag (enabling tracks to be sorted by artwork size in a playlist using the chosen tag) and/or copy tracks with artwork less than or greater than a user-entered size to a new discrete playlist, named, for example, "Artwork < 300".

Latest version:

  • Initial accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Adds option to re-create or append to a same-named results playlist
  • Minor UI and performance enhancements

More information for Sort by Artwork Size v3.0 and download link is here.

October 17 2021 - 1:27 pm

NEW: Batch Rate With Half-Stars v1.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will apply a user-selected Rating to the selected tracks. (The Music app does not provide a means to apply half-star ratings in the multiple "Get Info" edit panel.)

Latest version:

  • Initial release

More information for Batch Rate With Half-Stars v1.0 and download link is here.

October 16 2021 - 8:59 am

UPDATED: Playlist Views Manager v1.1

For macOS 11 and later only. This stay-open-and-floating script applet can set the View, sort and sort direction and, in Songs View, show/hide the Column Browser and its columns for a selected playlist in the Music app.

Latest version:

  • Minor UI updates and performance enhancements

More information for Playlist Views Manager v1.1 and download link is here.

October 9 2021 - 11:28 am

NEW: Big Buttons v1.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This script applet is a controller for the Music app. Up to eight "Chambers" can each be assigned with a track and the Big Button in each Chamber will trigger the assigned track or its source playlist to play in the Music app. Additionally, commensurately large versions of standard (and supernumerary) transport controls are available in a Toolbar.

Latest version:

  • Initial release

More information for Big Buttons v1.0 and download link is here.

September 20 2021 - 8:50 pm

UPDATED: Needle Drop v7.5

For macOS 11 and later only. This applet plays each track in the selected Music playlist for a set time interval optionally starting at a set number of seconds into each track, beginning with the selected track. Handy for 'scoping playlists.

Needle Drop will work best on tracks that have local files. Un-cached tracks streamed from the cloud may upset timing while audio is being downloaded.

Also see Audition End.

Latest version:

  • Accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Minor performance and UI enhancements

More information for Needle Drop v7.5 and download link is here.

September 20 2021 - 8:49 pm

UPDATED: Audition End v3.6

For macOS 11 and later only. Play through each track in a playlist by a set number of seconds (:05 - :60) from the end. Additionally, wait a set number of seconds between each track; when engaged, begins playing from the first track or the first selected track in the playlist.

Also see Needle Drop.

Latest version:

  • Accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Minor performance and UI enhancements

More information for Audition End v3.6 and download link is here.

September 17 2021 - 4:03 pm

UPDATED: Artist to Last-First v5.5

For macOS 11 and later only. This applet will parse the text of the chosen tag (Artist, Album Artist, Composer or one of their Sort siblings) of a selection of tracks:

Move the LAST word of the tag to the beginning, eg:

  • Hound Dog Taylor -> Taylor, Hound Dog
  • OR Move the FIRST word of the tag to the end, eg:

  • The Crystal Method -> Crystal Method, The
  • Then, the newly configured text can be copied back to your choice of Artist, Album Artist, Composer, Sort Artist, Sort Album Artist and/or Sort Composer tag(s).

    Latest version:

    • Updated to accommodate macOS 12 Monterey
    • Minor UI changes, performance enhancements

    More information for Artist to Last-First v5.5 and download link is here.

    September 17 2021 - 4:02 pm

    UPDATED: Artwork as Album Folder Icon v3.0

    For macOS 11 and later only. This script can be used two ways:

    When run as an Applet, it will use the assigned artwork from the selected tracks as the icon for the folder containing each track's corresponding file in the Finder--presumably, this is the file's "Album" folder.

    When launched as a Droplet--by dragging one or more folders to its icon--it will examine every folder (at all depths) for the first audio file in any folder that contains image metadata and use that image as the icon for that folder.

    Latest version:

    • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

    More information for Artwork as Album Folder Icon v3.0 and download link is here.

    September 17 2021 - 4:00 pm

    UPDATED: Select Files and Convert v2.0

    For macOS 11 and later only. This script applet will convert a selection of files in the Finder using an encoder from the Music app. Converted files can be saved to a user-selected location and will be removed from the Music app after the process...as though it "never saw them". Includes options to create a "Converted" subfolder and delete source files.

    Latest version:

    • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

    More information for Select Files and Convert v2.0 and download link is here.

    September 17 2021 - 3:57 pm

    UPDATED: Block Party! v5.0

    For macOS 11 and later only. Create a "Block Party!" playlist containing random Artists and a specific number of their randomly selected songs arranged in a row ("two-fers", "three-fers", and so on). You can restrict the size of the "Block Party!" playlist by Number of Artists or Duration in hours. Additionally, you can choose to use a particular Playlist as the source of tracks and include/exclude specific Genres.

    Latest version:

    • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

    More information for Block Party! v5.0 and download link is here.

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