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August 10 2020 - 5:33 pm

UPDATED: Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.3

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This applet will copy specific tag data from one set of selected tracks to a second set of selected tracks. You can copy any combination of Checkmark, Song Title, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Genre, Year, Disc and Track, Composer, Grouping, Work, Movement, BPM, Comments, Lyrics, Rating, Loved/Disliked, Plays/Skips, Artwork and Compilation.

Only tracks in the local Media library are accessible. Tracks in the Apple Music interface are inaccessible.

Latest version:

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

More information for Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.3 and download link is here.

August 2 2020 - 8:28 am

UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v6.8

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".

Thanks to Wolfgang Reszel for the icon.

Latest version:

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

More information for Multi-Item Edit v6.8 and download link is here.

July 28 2020 - 3:04 pm

UPDATED: Show Me The Metadata v2.2

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will display the audio metadata and the Spotlight metadata for either the file of a selected track in the Music app or a drag-and-dropped or user-selected audio file. Includes additional features to display embedded artwork and activate the Finder's Information Window for the file.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue converting some hex representations
  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Show Me The Metadata v2.2 and download link is here.

July 15 2020 - 2:45 pm

UPDATED: Artwork as Album Folder Icon v2.4

For macOS 10.15 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.

This app is free to try in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode only up to 5 folders can be processed per launch. You can purchase a code for $1.99 which will remove the Demo Mode restriction. Launch the app and click "Register…" in the its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

The Album folders in the screenshot below were processed with the script.

Latest version:

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

More information for Artwork as Album Folder Icon v2.4 and download link is here.

May 24 2020 - 5:43 pm

NEW: Export Files From Playlists v3.0

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This applet will export copies of the files of the tracks in one or more selected playlists to a single user-selected folder.

Also see M3Unify, an app that provides many more options for exporting/converting files from the Music app.

Free to try in Demo Mode: While in Demo Mode only 20 files will be processed per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $1.99 which will remove the 20-file restriction.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Export Files From Playlists v3.0 and download link is here.

March 25 2020 - 5:17 pm

UPDATED: Search IMDB v2.0

This script uses information from the single selected track as the basis for a search of the IMDB (Internet Movie Database) website. It's probably most useful with the TV app, but it works with the Music app, too.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina and the Music and TV apps
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Search IMDB v2.0 and download link is here.

March 23 2020 - 3:13 pm

UPDATED: This Tag That Tag v5.5

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This applet will assist with swapping, copying, and appending data between two user-chosen tags in selected tracks or tracks in the selected playlist:

Swap - swap data between tags, ex: ARTIST<->COMPOSER
Copy - copy data from one to another tag, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER ARTIST
Append - append data from one tag to the end of another, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER - ARTIST
Prepend - append data from one tag to the beginning of another, ex: ARTIST->ARTIST - COMPOSER

The latter three actions also provide an option to delete the info from the first tag after the copy. Read Me explains all.

Latest version:

  • Re-configured UI for better Music or TV use
  • Minor performance enhancements
  • Drops 10-day trial; un-registered Demo Mode version will work on up to 12 tracks per launch

More information for This Tag That Tag v5.5 and download link is here.

December 13 2019 - 10:00 pm

UPDATED: Clear Bookmark of Selected v3.0

This script will set the bookmarked playback pointer of the selected tracks (established when a track is set to "Remember playback position") to 0 seconds, effectively clearing the bookmark.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina and the TV and Music apps
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Clear Bookmark of Selected v3.0 and download link is here.

September 26 2019 - 2:07 pm

Ready for the Music App?

As of this date, it'll likely be a couple of weeks before Apple releases macOS 10.15 and the new Music app. The Music app is, essentially, iTunes stripped down to just its "music" components. You shouldn't have any troubles with it. Unless you bring your troubles with you.

If your iTunes library is a mess now, then your Music library will be a mess later.

Why not begin your Music experience with a sweet and tidy music library. This would be a good time to do some of that iTunes house-keeping you've been putting off: cleaning up tags, fixing artwork, paring dead tracks and non-essential playlists, minding the duplicates, backing stuff up and so on.

I keep a list of scripts recommended by task for just such occasions. You've probably still got a couple of weeks.

If you're on the macOS 10.15 beta, be sure to try out some of the Music-and-TV-ready scripts I've already posted.

September 18 2019 - 9:10 am

MacVoices

I was recently a guest on the MacVoices podcast, hosted by all around Good Dude, Chuck Joiner. Had a great time talking about our post-iTunes future.

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