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Managing Playlists

February 3 2023 - 6:48 pm

UPDATED: Make Playlists By Tag v4.2

This applet will create new Music track playlists based on each selected entry of a specified tag. That is, create individual playlists for each Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer (or their "Sort" siblings), Genre, or Year.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Make Playlists By Tag v4.2 and download link is here.

February 3 2023 - 6:18 pm

UPDATED: Assimilate View Options v6.2

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:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Assimilate View Options v6.2 and download link is here.

January 24 2023 - 6:09 pm

UPDATED: Playlists Info v2.1

This script will display a list of all user-created playlists along with the track count, duration, sum of extant files' size, loved/disliked status and description of each one. Features text Filter and double-click action to reveal in the Music.app.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Playlists Info v2.1 and download link is here.

January 21 2023 - 3:01 pm

UPDATED: Compare Two Playlists v5.2

Quickly compares the contents of any two playlists and displays the tracks that are common to both or the tracks in one playlist not contained by the other. Has tools to copy or move tracks from one playlist to another or delete common tracks from one or the other playlist. Can optionally create a text file report of these comparisons.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Compare Two Playlists v5.2 and download link is here.

December 27 2022 - 4:15 pm

UPDATED: Refresh Smart Playlists v4.3

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.

*Note that tracks cannot be removed from a Smart Playlist which already contains every track of the library meeting its criteria--it would just re-populate with the same tracks. Smart Playlists with the "Limit to" and "Live updating" criteria in use are more likely to be "refreshable".

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Refresh Smart Playlists v4.3 and download link is here.

December 27 2022 - 4:11 pm

UPDATED: Delete Empty Playlists v5.3

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:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Delete Empty Playlists v5.3 and download link is here.

December 27 2022 - 3:53 pm

UPDATED: Merge-Delete Playlists v7.3

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:

  • Maintenance and minor performance and UI fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Merge-Delete Playlists v7.3 and download link is here.

December 26 2022 - 2:25 pm

UPDATED: Move Playlists to Folder v4.4

This script will move the batch of playlists you select to a new or existing Playlist Folder. Additionally, plain Playlists can be extricated from Folders to the top level and new Playlist Folders can be created containing a selection of Playlists.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance and UI fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Move Playlists to Folder v4.4 and download link is here.

November 7 2022 - 1:00 pm

UPDATED: Playlists Info v2.0

This script will display a list of all user-created playlists along with the track count, duration, sum of extant files' size, loved/disliked status and description of each one. Features text Filter and double-click action to reveal in the Music.app.

Latest version:

  • Updated, improved from the older iTunes version

More information for Playlists Info v2.0 and download link is here.

January 30 2022 - 2:51 pm

UPDATED: Make Playlists By Tag v4.0

This applet will create new Music track playlists based on each selected entry of a specified tag. That is, create individual playlists for each Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer (or their "Sort" siblings), Genre, or Year.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Make Playlists By Tag v4.0 and download link is here.

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