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August 7 2020 - 3:38 pm

UPDATED: Convert and Replace v3.2

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will convert the files of the selected tracks using an encoder chosen on-the-fly (each encoder's current Preferences-set options will be in effect) and replace each original track's file with the converted version.

Free to use in Demo Mode: While in Demo Mode, only five tracks may be converted per launch.

To purchase a registration code and remove the restriction, download and launch the app. Click "Register..." in its File menu and follow the prompts to purchase a code for $2.99. When your payment is processed, you will receive a registration code that will unlock the Demo Mode restrictions.

Latest version:

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

More information for Convert and Replace v3.2 and download link is here.

August 6 2020 - 4:19 pm

UPDATED: Change Finder Tags v3.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will let you change the Finder tags of the selected tracks' files and/or each one's containing folder. Some users find this assistive when gathering files for use outside the Music or TV apps, Smart searches and so on.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue with regression in window resizing
  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Change Finder Tags v3.1 and download link is here.

July 18 2020 - 9:37 am

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v1.5

For macOS 10.15 or later. 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.

Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and List MIAs.

This app is free to try in Demo Mode with some features restricted. If you like it you can purchase a code for $2.99 which will unlock the inhibited "Add", "Trash" and other features. Launch the app and click "Register…" in the its File menu to make an in-app purchase .

Latest version:

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

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v1.5 and download link is here.

July 16 2020 - 6:40 pm

UPDATED: File Renamer v4.7

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will rename the files of the selected tracks (or the files of the tracks in the selected playlist) using a substitution pattern that you formulate from the tracks' tag data. Optionally, export a copy of the files to a chosen location and rename the files in that location.

Works optimally with "Keep Media folder organized" un-checked.

This app is free to try in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode only up to 10 tracks can be processed per launch. You can purchase a code for $1.99 which will remove the 10-track Demo Mode restriction. Launch the app and click "Register…" in the its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

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

More information for File Renamer v4.7 and download link is here.

July 14 2020 - 3:47 pm

UPDATED: Convert and Export v5.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script converts the files of the selected tracks in the Music app using an encoder chosen on-the-fly (restoring your Preferences-set encoder afterwards). The newly converted files are then moved to a new location of your choice, and their tracks removed from Music. The read me doc contains additional important information.

This app is free to try in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode only up to 5 files can be processed per launch. You can buy a code for $2.99 which will remove the 5-file Demo Mode restriction via an in-app purchase.

Also see M3Unify, an application that provides many more options for converting/exporting files from Music or iTunes, including customizable file re-naming, sub-folder mods, artwork export and more.

Latest version:

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

More information for Convert and Export v5.1 and download link is here.

July 12 2020 - 6:50 pm

UPDATED: Drop A Few My Way v5.1

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 issue whereby dropped files may be unrecognized

More information for Drop A Few My Way v5.1 and download link is here.

May 23 2020 - 9:43 am

UPDATED: Find Empty Media Folders v2.2

For macOS 10.15 and later. This applet will traverse the Media folder looking for and displaying any sub-folders that are either empty or that do not contain Media-apps-playable media, such as text or image files.

Free to use in Demo Mode: While in Demo Mode, several convenient features will be disabled, including

  • Show Finder Information Window
  • Reveal in Finder
  • Send to Trash
  • Select all Empty/non-Empty
  • Scan other user-selected folder

Also see Media Folder Files Not Added.

To purchase a registration code, download and launch the app. Click "Register..." in its File menu and follow the prompts to purchase a code for $2.99. When your payment is processed, you will be emailed a registration code that will unlock the Demo Mode restrictions.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance update

More information for Find Empty Media Folders v2.2 and download link is here.

May 18 2020 - 10:47 am

UPDATED: Track CPR v3.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will assist with re-associating replacement files with dead tracks. The Music app can perform this task, too, but only one track at a time.

The process takes 3 steps:

  • The script finds and lists the "dead" tracks in the Music library
  • User drag-and-drops potential replacement files to the window; a viable replacement file is one whose name, album and artist metadata matches a dead track's
  • Re-associate viable replacement files with their matched track entries

The Read Me contains additional important details and cautions.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance update

More information for Track CPR v3.1 and download link is here.

May 10 2020 - 3:53 pm

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v1.4

For macOS 10.15 Catalina or later. 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.

Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and List MIAs.

This app is free to try in Demo Mode with some features restricted. If you like it you can purchase a code for $2.99 which will unlock the inhibited "Add", "Trash" and other features. Launch the app and click "Register…" in the its File menu to make an in-app purchase through PayPal.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue with toggling text size
  • Minor UI fixes
  • Adjusted text normalization comparisons
  • Removed 10-day trial; Demo Mode restricts some features

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v1.4 and download link is here.

May 10 2020 - 8:23 am

NEW: Drop to Add and Give Info v4.0

For macOS 10.15 or later. Drag audio files to this script's main window to enter many common tags before the script adds the files to the Music app, after which your tag info will be applied to the new tracks. Additionally, tracks can be copied to a new or existing playlist. Stays open after each "add session" so that successive batches of tracks can be added.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Drop to Add and Give Info v4.0 and download link is here.

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