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November 20 2020 - 3:45 pm

UPDATED: Create Archive of Selected v3.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will create a .zip archive of copies of the files of the selected tracks and save it in a user-chosen location.

Latest version:

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

More information for Create Archive of Selected v3.1 and download link is here.

November 5 2020 - 1:29 pm

UPDATED: Drop to Add and Give Info v4.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. 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 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Drop to Add and Give Info v4.1 and download link is here.

November 4 2020 - 7:13 pm

UPDATED: Track CPR v3.2

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:

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

More information for Track CPR v3.2 and download link is here.

November 4 2020 - 5:27 pm

UPDATED: Find Empty Media Folders v2.3

For macOS 10.15 and later only. 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:

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

More information for Find Empty Media Folders v2.3 and download link is here.

November 4 2020 - 12:30 pm

UPDATED: Export Files From Playlists v3.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina 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.

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 $1.99. When your payment is processed, you will receive a registration code that will unlock the Demo Mode restriction.

Latest version:

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

More information for Export Files From Playlists v3.1 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 9:15 pm

UPDATED: Show Me The Metadata v2.3

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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Show Me The Metadata v2.3 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 11:19 am

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v1.6

For macOS 10.15 and later only. 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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v1.6 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 9:18 am

UPDATED: File Renamer v4.8

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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for File Renamer v4.8 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 8:59 am

UPDATED: Drop A Few My Way v5.2

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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Drop A Few My Way v5.2 and download link is here.

November 2 2020 - 6:15 pm

UPDATED: Display File Path v2.2

For macOS 10.15 and later only. 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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Display File Path v2.2 and download link is here.

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