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January 2 2021 - 1:26 pm

UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v7.0

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This applet will allow you to view and edit most tags (and some additional options) of the selected track(s) in a single floating window using single-edit mode (one selected track) or multi-edit mode, which emulates the pre-iTunes 12 "multiple items" format; that is, a checkbox adjacent to each tag allows you to select which changes are to be applied to the selection's tags.

Can also be used to copy collected tags from one set of tracks to another set of tracks by toggling "Information Tracking".

Latest version:

  • Additional UI updates and accommodations for macOS 11

More information for Multi-Item Edit v7.0 and download link is here.

December 17 2020 - 3:48 pm

UPDATED: Search Discogs v1.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will use the Song Title, Artist, Album Artist or Album name of the selected or playing track as the basis for a search of the Discogs website.

Note: A current bug (or feature) in the Music app (v1.1) prevents AppleScript from getting tag information from a streaming Apple Music track.

Latest version:

  • Accounts for Music app bug/error getting tag info from streaming tracks

More information for Search Discogs v1.1 and download link is here.

December 17 2020 - 3:11 pm

UPDATED: Search Wikipedia v3.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Performs a "Go" search of Wikipedia (like Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky") in your default browser using the Song Title, Album, Artist, or Composer tag of the single selected or currently playing Music track. OR if a radio stream is currently playing and the provider has formatted the stream title correctly, such that Artist - Song Title is displayed, the script will do a Wikipedia search for the Artist name.

Note: A current bug (or feature) in the Music app (v1.1) prevents AppleScript from getting tag information from a streaming Apple Music track.

Latest version:

  • Accounts for Music app bug/error getting tag info from streaming tracks

More information for Search Wikipedia v3.1 and download link is here.

December 5 2020 - 12:41 pm

UPDATED: Put Track Prefix to Track Number v3.0

For each selected track whose Song Name starts with a number (0-999) the script will copy the number to the track's track number tag. Use carefully; be sure the number is not part of the actual Song title, eg: "12th Street Rag", "5:15", "99 Red Balloons", etc.

Latest version:

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

More information for Put Track Prefix to Track Number v3.0 and download link is here.

November 29 2020 - 2:04 pm

NEW: Work and Movement Scripts v2.0

For OS X 10.15 or later only. These are three simple scripts that will assist with editing Work and Movement tags using the current tag data in track Title and Grouping tags:

  • Song Title to Work - select the text from the track Title to apply to the Work tag of the selected tracks
  • Song Title to Movement - select the text from the track Title to apply to the Movement tag of the selected track
  • Copy Grouping to Work - copy the text of the Grouping tag to the Work tag of selected tracks

These were originally posted as script listings (and further described here and here), but some users may prefer to download the compiled scripts.

Latest version:

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

More information for Work and Movement Scripts v2.0 and download link is here.

November 28 2020 - 9:22 pm

NEW: View-Edit Playlist Description v1.0

A playlist's description tag is only visible/user-editable when the playlist is viewed "as Playlist". This script will allow you to view and edit the description of a playlist no matter what View is selected. (Unfortunately, a bug prevents AppleScript from changing this tag for Playlist Folders.)

Latest version:

  • Initial release

More information for View-Edit Playlist Description v1.0 and download link is here.

November 28 2020 - 5:53 pm

UPDATED: Play Random Album v4.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script scans your library, creates a playlist of a complete single album chosen at random and begins playback of the playlist created. Works great when assigned a keyboard shortcut

Latest version:

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

More information for Play Random Album v4.1 and download link is here.

November 25 2020 - 8:28 pm

UPDATED: Artist to Last-First v5.3

For macOS 10.15 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:

    • Restores support for CD tracks
    • v5.2 (oct 31, 2020):
    • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

    More information for Artist to Last-First v5.3 and download link is here.

    November 24 2020 - 5:22 pm

    UPDATED: CD Text to CD Info v5.5

    For macOS 10.15 and later only. This applet will attempt to extract the CD Text information from the selected audio CD in the Music app and apply it to the CD's disc and track tags.

    Some commercial CDs and commercial CD burning software (including the Music app) can use CD Text as a method of including text data on an audio CD. This data can include Artist (Performer), Album, Composer, Track Title, and Genre info. See the Read Me for more information.

    Latest version:

    • Fixes a bug with entering text into the disc count field
    • v5.4 (nov 1, 2020):
    • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

    More information for CD Text to CD Info v5.5 and download link is here.

    November 22 2020 - 5:47 pm

    UPDATED: Playlist Manager v3.3

    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:

    • Fixes a couple of UI regressions under macOS 11
    • v3.2 (11/3/2020):
    • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

    More information for Playlist Manager v3.3 and download link is here.

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