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Managing Playlists

October 16 2021 - 8:59 am

UPDATED: Playlist Views Manager v1.1

For macOS 11 and later only. This stay-open-and-floating script applet can set the View, sort and sort direction and, in Songs View, show/hide the Column Browser and its columns for a selected playlist in the Music app.

Latest version:

  • Minor UI updates and performance enhancements

More information for Playlist Views Manager v1.1 and download link is here.

September 17 2021 - 3:57 pm

UPDATED: Block Party! v5.0

For macOS 11 and later only. Create a "Block Party!" playlist containing random Artists and a specific number of their randomly selected songs arranged in a row ("two-fers", "three-fers", and so on). You can restrict the size of the "Block Party!" playlist by Number of Artists or Duration in hours. Additionally, you can choose to use a particular Playlist as the source of tracks and include/exclude specific Genres.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

More information for Block Party! v5.0 and download link is here.

September 2 2021 - 8:23 am

UPDATED: Random Full Albums to Playlist v4.1

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will assemble a user-set number of randomly selected full albums to a playlist. The "Some Random Albums" playlist will be re-created on successive launches unless you choose to append additional random albums to the existing "Some Random Albums" playlist. (A "full album" is a set of tracks with the same album name, track count and disc number and where the number of these tracks is equal to the common track count; it will not select all the disks in a multi-disk collection, just one of them; accurate tags are a must!)

Assign it a keyboard shortcut.

Also see Play Random Album.

Latest version:

  • Fixes a v4.0 regression affecting donation verification
  • v4.0 (August 30, 2021):
  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for Random Full Albums to Playlist v4.1 and download link is here.

September 1 2021 - 9:02 am

UPDATED: Assimilate View Options v6.1

For macOS 11 and later only. This script re-creates each selected playlist so its Songs View column settings (visible columns) are the same as the main "Songs" library.

Works with user-created regular playlists only. Please read the accompanying Read Me .rtfd doc.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey

More information for Assimilate View Options v6.1 and download link is here.

August 30 2021 - 9:07 pm

UPDATED: Random Full Albums to Playlist v4.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will assemble a user-set number of randomly selected full albums to a playlist. The "Some Random Albums" playlist will be re-created on successive launches unless you choose to append additional random albums to the existing "Some Random Albums" playlist. (A "full album" is a set of tracks with the same album name, track count and disc number and where the number of these tracks is equal to the common track count; it will not select all the disks in a multi-disk collection, just one of them; accurate tags are a must!)

Assign it a keyboard shortcut.

Also see Play Random Album.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for Random Full Albums to Playlist v4.0 and download link is here.

August 30 2021 - 9:07 pm

UPDATED: Move Playlists to Folder v4.1

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will move the playlists you select to a new or existing Playlist Folder.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • UI and performance enhancements

More information for Move Playlists to Folder v4.1 and download link is here.

August 29 2021 - 7:10 pm

UPDATED: Merge-Delete Playlists v7.1

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will allow you to merge the track contents of two or more playlists to a new or existing playlist or delete any number of playlists at once, including Smart, Genius, and Playlist Folder playlists. The merge feature will prevent the same tracks that may appear in different source playlists from being duplicated and has an option to delete original playlists. The delete feature only deletes playlists; tracks, of course, remain in the library.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Adds toolbar
  • UI and performance improvements

More information for Merge-Delete Playlists v7.1 and download link is here.

August 27 2021 - 11:00 pm

UPDATED: Delete Empty Playlists v5.1

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will list the empty user-created playlists in the Music app and can delete all or just a selection of them.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • UI and performance enhancements

More information for Delete Empty Playlists v5.1 and download link is here.

August 18 2021 - 3:09 pm

UPDATED: Refresh Smart Playlists v4.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will "batch-refresh" the selected user-created Smart Playlists by removing the tracks they contain (if possible*) which obliges them to dynamically re-populate, ostensibly with different tracks.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • UI and performance enhancements

More information for Refresh Smart Playlists v4.0 and download link is here.

July 10 2021 - 12:37 pm

UPDATED: Playlist Manager v4.1

For macOS 11 and later only. The Music app only allows one playlist to be selected at a time. This applet can perform common useful tasks on a multiple selection of playlists: playlist title renaming (add text, remove text, search and replace text) and duplicate, delete, export, move to Playlist Folder and merge playlists; change the View As, Sort By and Column Browser settings. (This script will require your permission to access "System Events" in order to run. Please see the Read Me RTFD doc.)

Latest version:

  • Initial accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • UI enhancements

More information for Playlist Manager v4.1 and download link is here.

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