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August 27 2021 - 11:15 pm

UPDATED: Doug's Check For All Updates v1.5

For macOS 10.14 and later. This script will survey your computer for AppleScripts downloaded from dougscripts.com and create a report, locally stored and viewable in your web browser, listing the scripts for which updates are available and links to download them.

Latest version:

  • General maintenance update
  • Accommodations for macOS 11 and later

More information for Doug's Check For All Updates v1.5 and download link is here.

August 7 2021 - 10:26 am

UPDATED: Skip Back or Ahead v4.0

For macOS 11 and later only. Floating panel allows you to skip backward or forward in the currently playing track by a user-entered number of seconds (0-120). Useful for 'scoping through tracks, making transcriptions, and so on.

Latest version:

  • Initial accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

More information for Skip Back or Ahead v4.0 and download link is here.

July 24 2021 - 8:27 am

UPDATED: Drop A Few My Way v5.4

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Drag and drop audio files to this droplet to have the Music app convert them with an encoder selected on the fly, restoring the Preferences-set encoder afterwards, and save them to a user-selected location. The converted files/tracks are removed from the Music app, as though it "never saw them". Includes option to delete the source audio files.

Latest version:

  • Fixes regression that prevented launch on pre-Big Sur systems

More information for Drop A Few My Way v5.4 and download link is here.

May 4 2021 - 11:09 am

UPDATED: Make A Text List v6.4

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script can assemble a list of tag information about the selected tracks (or tracks in the selected playlist) using a configurable pattern substitution string and provides the ability to export this formatted text to the clipboard, a text file or the Print Dialog from where it can be printed, previewed, printed-to-PDF and so on.

Latest version:

  • Fixes printing issue under macOS 11.3
  • Fixes minor issue accessing CD track information
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for Make A Text List v6.4 and download link is here.

April 16 2021 - 11:41 am

UPDATED: List MIAs v5.9

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This applet checks your Music or TV library for missing and presumed dead tracks--those tracks that have become disassociated from their file and which are listed with a "!"--and can delete them from the app or create a text file listing these tracks by last known File Path, Song Name, Artist and Album, which you can view using TextEdit.

Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and Media Folder Files Not Added.

Latest version:

  • Minor UI adjustments, improvements

More information for List MIAs v5.9 and download link is here.

April 15 2021 - 1:04 pm

UPDATED: Drop A Few My Way v5.3

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Drag and drop audio files to this droplet to have the Music app convert them with an encoder selected on the fly, restoring the Preferences-set encoder afterwards, and save them to a user-selected location. The converted files/tracks are removed from the Music app, as though it "never saw them". Includes option to delete the source audio files.

Latest version:

  • Fixes regression whereby source files/tracks not removed from Music library

More information for Drop A Few My Way v5.3 and download link is here.

April 15 2021 - 11:23 am

UPDATED: Search-Replace Tag Text v6.6

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Performs a search-and-replace on the text in your choice of track tags in the Music or TV app (Title, Artist/Director, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping, Show, Movement or Work) in the selected tracks or all the tracks in the selected Playlist. Features case sensitivity and whole word match options and "Test run" preview.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue with "clear" buttons inexplicably disappearing
  • Minor UI and performance updates

More information for Search-Replace Tag Text v6.6 and download link is here.

March 27 2021 - 2:03 pm

UPDATED: Sort by Artwork Size v2.1

For macOS 10.15 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 Big Sur
  • Demo Mode is no longer time-based

More information for Sort by Artwork Size v2.1 and download link is here.

March 10 2021 - 7:04 pm

UPDATED: Merge-Delete Playlists v6.2

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.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Minor maintenance

More information for Merge-Delete Playlists v6.2 and download link is here.

March 9 2021 - 6:13 pm

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v1.7

I mentioned earlier that the script Media Folder Files Not Added was being tripped up by some possible macOS 11.2.3 post-install mishigas. I had been working on it when I paused to do the update. After a few reboots, everything seems fine again and so I've finished tweaking the script.

This application will list the file paths of the media files in your designated "Media" folder which are not associated with any tracks in the Music or TV app's track library. Additionally, a different parent folder can be user-selected and its contents will be compared to the current library. Includes options to Export a text file listing the file paths, Filter within results, Add a selection of found files to Music or TV, and move them to the Trash. The latter two features are only available in the registered version.

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and List MIAs.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Minor maintenance

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v1.7 and download link is here.

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