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May 14 2022 - 12:16 pm

UPDATED: Re-Locate Selected v3.2

This script will re-locate the files of the selected tracks from their current location to a single user-chosen folder. The Music app (or TV app) will be updated with each track's new location and all of each track's meta-data will be preserved. Optionally leave a copy of each file in its original location (albeit disassociated from any Music or TV app tracks).

Latest version:

  • Fixes a bug that could have prevented use with the TV app.

More information for Re-Locate Selected v3.2 and download link is here.

December 26 2021 - 2:21 pm

UPDATED: Find Empty Media Folders v3.1

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.

Also see Media Folder Files Not Added.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Find Empty Media Folders v3.1 and download link is here.

December 25 2021 - 12:05 pm

UPDATED: Export Files From Playlists v3.4

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.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Export Files From Playlists v3.4 and download link is here.

December 24 2021 - 5:09 pm

UPDATED: Re-Locate Selected v3.1

This script will re-locate the files of the selected tracks from their current location to a single user-chosen folder. The Music app (or TV app) will be updated with each track's new location and all of each track's meta-data will be preserved. Optionally leave a copy of each file in its original location (albeit disassociated from any Music or TV app tracks).

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Re-Locate Selected v3.1 and download link is here.

December 24 2021 - 10:34 am

UPDATED: Display File Path v3.1

This script will float alongside the Music app and continuously monitor it for a single track to be selected and display that track's file path (if it exists); or the script can be set to likewise display the file path of each playing track. Includes Show in Finder and Copy Path to Clipboard options.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Display File Path v3.1 and download link is here.

December 22 2021 - 9:24 am

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v2.2

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 Filter within results, Move a selection of found files to a user-chosen folder, Add (or drag-and-drop) a selection of found files to Music or TV, move them to the Trash and Export a text file listing the file paths.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v2.2 and download link is here.

December 17 2021 - 4:26 pm

UPDATED: Track CPR v4.2

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:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Track CPR v4.2 and download link is here.

December 14 2021 - 8:49 pm

UPDATED: Show Me The Metadata v3.1

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

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Show Me The Metadata v3.1 and download link is here.

December 3 2021 - 2:35 pm

UPDATED: File Renamer v5.0

For macOS 11 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.

Latest version:

  • Updated to support macOS 12 Monterey

More information for File Renamer v5.0 and download link is here.

September 3 2021 - 12:45 pm

UPDATED: Convert and Export v6.0

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.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

More information for Convert and Export v6.0 and download link is here.

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