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December 17 2019 - 11:14 am

UPDATED: Change Finder Tags v3.0

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:

  • This script was formerly called "Change File Label Colors of Selected Tracks".
  • Rebuilt UI
  • Added ability to also affect the folder containing each file
  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Change Finder Tags v3.0 and download link is here.

December 14 2019 - 10:05 pm

UPDATED: Convert and Replace v3.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina 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.

Latest version:

  • Improves processing
  • Removes option to preserve jetsam tracks/files

More information for Convert and Replace v3.1 and download link is here.

December 13 2019 - 9:10 pm

UPDATED: Create Archive of Selected v3.0

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 10.15 Catalina and the Music and TV apps
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Create Archive of Selected v3.0 and download link is here.

December 13 2019 - 1:52 pm

UPDATED: Convert and Export v5.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina 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.

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 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Convert and Export v5.0 and download link is here.

December 12 2019 - 8:32 pm

UPDATED: Re-Locate Selected v2.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina 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 remove the files from their original location.

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

Latest version:

  • Adds support for the TV app
  • Minor adjustments and fixes

More information for Re-Locate Selected v2.1 and download link is here.

November 29 2019 - 10:48 am

UPDATED: Find Empty Media Folders v2.0

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:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Find Empty Media Folders v2.0 and download link is here.

November 27 2019 - 7:13 pm

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v1.3

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, you can select a different parent folder 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.

To purchase a registration code and remove these restrictions, 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 inhibited features.

Latest version:

  • Adds support for the TV app
  • Speed improvements
  • v1.2:
  • Fixes invalid parameter issue at launch
  • v1.1:
  • Fixes unusual issue when quit
  • v1.0:
  • Initial release for Catalina

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v1.3 and download link is here.

November 22 2019 - 4:32 pm

UPDATED: Copy From Start to Stop v3.0

Makes a copy of the selected track using its Start and Stop times as the beginning and ending of the new file and adds to Library, with option to name new track/file. If using with file tracks, NOTE: you may experience some degradation of audio quality if you re-encode a file (one which has already been encoded), and thus the quality of your copy may be a matter of taste. Mileage will vary.

Also see Player Position to Start or Stop and Reset Tracks Start-Stop.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Copy From Start to Stop v3.0 and download link is here.

October 10 2019 - 9:34 am

List MIAs v5.0

I have combined the utility of Super Remove Dead Tracks and List MIAs into a single script applet and Super Remove Dead Tracks is the runner-up in this contest.

The newest version of List MIAs for the Music app will not only display information about the files no longer associated with tracks in the library, it can also delete those "dead" tracks, which is what Super Remove Dead Tracks did (and can still do if you're using iTunes).

For the purposes of illustration, I Trashed some files for this screenshot:

That column on the left displays where Music thought I last left each file; but those files don't exist anywhere because I've already emptied the Trash. Now, I can have List MIAs simply delete all or a selection of those tracks.

List MIAs is free to use in Demo Mode, during which several features will be disabled: Delete Dead Tracks from Music, Reveal Selected Track in Music, Toggle Scan at Launch and performing a scan more than once per launch are inhibited. A registration code to unlock these features is US$2.99.

More information and download is here.

May 18 2019 - 2:46 pm

UPDATED: Music Folder Files Not Added v6.0

Music Folder Files Not Added has been updated to v6.0. This application will list the file paths of the media files in your designated "iTunes Media" folder which are not associated with any tracks in iTunes' track library. Additionally, you can select a different parent folder and its contents will be compared to the iTunes library. Includes options to Filter results, Add a selection of found files to iTunes, move them to the Trash, and Export a text file listing the file paths.

I was getting some reports from users who were getting false positives, so I tweaked the text normalization routines in the hopes of minimizing ambiguous results. Other minor issues were addressed as well.

You can use Music Folder Files Not Added free for ten days, after which a registration can be purchased for $1.99. More information, a video demo and download is available on this page. Current users can "Check for Update..." in the applet's main menu.

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