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M3Unify

July 4 2015 - 10:01 am

iTunes 12.2 Playlist View Issues

iTunes 12.2 introduces a new View by which to display tracks in a playlist: "Playlist". It displays a nice header with artwork from the tracks in the playlist and abbreviated tag information. I like it.

Playlist in playlist view

Except that there is an issue when dragging tracks from a playlist set to "Playlist" view to another drag-and-drop enabled application. The pasteboard that should contain metadata information about the tracks being dragged ("com.apple.itunes.metadata" is the name of the pasteboard type) only supplies the file paths ("NSFilenamesPboardType").

This affects my apps "Join Together", "M3Unify" and "Playlist Assist". The workaround is to either drag tracks while the playlist is in "Songs" view or drag the entire playlist by selecting its name in the Playlist Column and dragging.

I'm working on fixes for those apps.

May 18 2015 - 10:50 am

M3Unify v1.3

M3Unify is a flexible file exporter and M3U playlist creator that will allow you to off-load copies of your iTunes songs to a user-chosen location—separate folder, external drive, USB thumb drive, SD card and so on—the way you and your audio player want.

M3Unify screenshot

With M3Unify you can:

  • Copy files of tracks dragged from iTunes to a selected folder
  • Rename copied files using substitution patterns based on track tags
  • Create Album or Artist/Album sub-folders based on track tags
  • Export album artwork as "folder.jpg" files, one per Album sub-folder
  • Create an M3U playlist
  • Format M3U Extended track information using substitution patterns based on track tags
  • Optionally convert files to AAC files (or MP3 files via iTunes)

Plus, M3Unify features:

  • M3U preview
  • Track information and auditioning
  • Uncluttered, easy-to-use interface
  • On-board and online help

This latest version adds the ability to export existing album artwork as "folder.jpg" image files when the create sub-folders option is selected.

M3Unify is $5, and you can try it out in demo mode. More information, video demo, and download is here.

May 8 2015 - 6:32 am

Minor Update for M3Unify

I just released an update to M3Unify. Version 1.2.4 makes some very minor fixes to the UI.

M3Unify is an app that will copy/convert the files of tracks dragged from iTunes to external media, like a thumbdrive or SD card (or any location, really) using plenty of options and, perhaps obviously, will optionally create a M3U playlist file based on the order of the tracks.

More info, including video demo, is here.

April 12 2015 - 11:53 am

M3Unify v1.2.3

M3Unify is a flexible M3U playlist creator and file exporter that will allow you to load a USB thumb drive or SD card with copies of your iTunes songs the way you and your audio player want. M3Unify can archive playlists and audio files to a folder, volume or portable media and includes options to create Artist/Album sub-folders, rename files, convert to AAC or MP3, and more.

This latest version fixes an issue with embedded artwork in converted AAC files not appearing in some Android players (and perhaps other non-Apple devices).

For OS X 10.8 and later. M3Unify is $5.00, but free to use in demo mode with a fifteen track limit. This is a free update for registered users.

More information, video demo and download is here.

April 3 2015 - 4:38 pm

UPDATED: M3Unify v1.2.1

I made a couple of minor fixes to M3Unify which corrects some rare issues with SD card formatting errors. In any case, you should update to v1.2.1, either in-app via M3Unify's "Check for Update..." option or direct download from this page. This is a free update for registered users.

March 23 2015 - 6:36 am

UPDATED: M3Unify v1.2.0

M3Unify s a flexible M3U playlist creator and file exporter that will allow you to load a USB thumb drive or SD card with copies of your iTunes songs the way you and your audio player want. M3Unify can archive playlists and audio files to a folder, volume or portable media and includes options to create Artist/Album sub-folders, rename files, convert to AAC or MP3, and more.

This latest version adds the ability to encode to MP3 (via iTunes), correctly adds image data to AAC-exported files' metadata, and has minor performance and UI fixes.

For OS X 10.8 and later. M3Unify is $5.00, but free to use in demo mode with a fifteen track limit. This is a free update for registered users.

More information, video demo and download is here.

November 14 2014 - 10:31 am

M3Unify v1.1.1

The latest version of M3Unify v1.1.1 fixes a few bugs working with protected files and a couple of other minor issues.

M3Unify is a flexible M3U playlist creator and file exporter that will allow you to load a USB thumb drive or SD card with copies of your iTunes songs the way you and your audio player want. It can archive M3U playlists and audio files to a folder, volume or portable media and includes options to create Artist/Album sub-folders, rename files, convert to AAC, and more.

September 27 2014 - 12:15 pm

UPDATED: M3Unify v1.1.0

M3Unify v1.1.0 is an app that will assist with adding files from iTunes to portable media, such as a USB thumb drive or SD card (watch the YouTube video I put together) or copying files to another location on yer Mac. Just drag and drop tracks from iTunes, arrange the tracks and the use M3Unify's Export Settings to configure how you want the files copied (or converted) to a new location.


Flexible options let you export files the way you and your audio player want.

The latest version of M3Unify now applies basic meta-data tags to converted AAC files (Name, Artist, Album, Genre, Track Number/Count and Disc Number/Count); adds a keyboard shortcut to the "Clear" menu command; fixes an issue converting some types of single-channel MP3s; adds additional support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iTunes 12.

For OS X 10.8 and later. M3Unify is $5.00 but you can try it out in Demo Mode which limits the number of tracks that can be used at a time to fifteen. This version is a free update for registered users.

Thanks for all the feedback on v1.0.0. I'm thrilled that some users really like this app. ;)

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