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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.

August 30 2021 - 9:06 pm

UPDATED: Find Empty Media Folders v3.0

For macOS 11 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.

Also see Media Folder Files Not Added.</p

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Updated UI and performance enhancements

More information for Find Empty Media Folders v3.0 and download link is here.

August 30 2021 - 9:04 pm

UPDATED: Track CPR v4.1

For macOS 11 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:

  • Additional accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey

More information for Track CPR v4.1 and download link is here.

August 29 2021 - 6:05 pm

UPDATED: Export Files From Playlists v3.3

For macOS 11 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.

Latest version:

  • Initial accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for Export Files From Playlists v3.3 and download link is here.

August 29 2021 - 12:19 pm

UPDATED: Display File Path v3.0

For macOS 11 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:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

More information for Display File Path v3.0 and download link is here.

August 27 2021 - 11:10 pm

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v2.1

For macOS 11 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 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.

Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and List MIAs.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • UI improvements

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v2.1 and download link is here.

August 24 2021 - 10:12 am

UPDATED: Re-Locate Selected v3.0

For macOS 11 and later only. 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).

NOTE: If your "Keep Media folder organized" preference is set, you will not be able to create new folders or re-locate files within the Media folder; outside of it is OK.

Latest version:

  • Initial support for macOS 12 Monterey
  • UI updates, performance improvements

More information for Re-Locate Selected v3.0 and download link is here.

August 3 2021 - 5:21 pm

UPDATED: Show Me The Metadata v3.0

For macOS 11 and later only. 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:

  • Initial accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Adds Toolbar
  • Improves drag-and-drop options; tracks and files can be dragged to the main window
  • Remembers Split View position at next launch
  • Adds option to update selected Music track's tag information with the current metadata from its file

More information for Show Me The Metadata v3.0 and download link is here.

July 24 2021 - 8:27 am

UPDATED: Drop A Few My Way v5.4

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 regression that prevented launch on pre-Big Sur systems

More information for Drop A Few My Way v5.4 and download link is here.

July 9 2021 - 4:08 pm

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v2.0

For macOS 11 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 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.

Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and List MIAs.

Latest version:

  • Initial accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Adds "Move" option
  • UI, performance and security enhancements

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v2.0 and download link is here.

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