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Managing Track Info

May 27 2020 - 1:23 pm

NEW: Reverse Artist Last, First v1.0

This script will juxtapose the text on either side of ", " in the selected tracks' Artist (and, optionally, Album Artist) tags to restore formats, e.g:

"Ellington, Duke" becomes "Duke Ellington"
"Russell, Pee Wee" becomes "Pee Wee Russell"
"Johnson, James P." becomes "James P. Johnson"
"King, B.B." becomes "B.B. King"

Also see Artist to Last-First.

Latest version:

  • Initial release

More information for Reverse Artist Last, First v1.0 and download link is here.

May 17 2020 - 1:05 pm

UPDATED: CD Text to CD Info v5.2

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This applet will attempt to extract the CD Text information from the selected audio CD in the Music app and apply it to the CD's disc and track tags.

Some commercial CDs and commercial CD burning software (including the Music app) can use CD Text as a method of including text data on an audio CD. This data can include Artist (Performer), Album, Composer, Track Title, and Genre info. See the Read Me for more information.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance release
  • Minor UI tweaks and performance enhancements

More information for CD Text to CD Info v5.2 and download link is here.

April 14 2020 - 10:30 am

NEW: No Lyrics to Playlist v2.0

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will scan the Music library or a selected playlist for tracks whose Lyrics tags are blank and copy them to a new discrete playlist. Can also toggle to search only for tracks with lyrics.

(Please Note: The script can only discover tracks with "Custom Lyrics" provided by the user. There is no accounting for lyrics made available via Apple Music or iCloud Music Library. That data is inaccessible.)

Free to use in Demo Mode: While in Demo Mode, found tracks will be reported but only 20 tracks will be discovered and copied to the "No Lyrics" playlist per launch.

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 $1.99. 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
  • Minor UI update
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for No Lyrics to Playlist v2.0 and download link is here.

March 24 2020 - 7:04 pm

UPDATED: Append to Selected Tag v5.2

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later. Append the same user-entered text to the beginning or ending of the existing text in the chosen tag--Title, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping, Show (or their Sort siblings), Work or Movement--in each selected track.

Latest version:

  • UI update/clean-up, maintenance, minor fixes

More information for Append to Selected Tag v5.2 and download link is here.

March 22 2020 - 9:59 am

UPDATED: Proper English Title Capitalization v4.2

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. Capitalizes the first letter of each word in your choice of the Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Comments, Composer, Grouping, Movement, Work, or Show tags of the selected tracks, but based on conventional rules of title capitalization in the English language. Thus, "what it feels like for a girl (above and beyond 12'' club mix)" becomes "What It Feels Like for a Girl (Above and Beyond 12'' Club Mix)". Two user-editable Exception Lists can handle words that should not be title-capped or modified. Test Run feature enables you to see what would be changed displayed in a separate Test Run Log window.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance update
  • UI adjustments, minor performance enhancements

More information for Proper English Title Capitalization v4.2 and download link is here.

March 19 2020 - 7:36 pm

UPDATED: Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.2

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later. This applet will copy specific tag data from one set of selected tracks to a second set of selected tracks. You can copy any combination of Checkmark, Song Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Genre, Year, Disc and Track, Composer, Grouping, Work, Movement, BPM, Comments, Lyrics, Rating, Loved/Disliked, Plays/Skips, Artwork and Compilation.

Use with thoughtfulness. Both sets of selected tracks should be sorted by Play Order/Playlist Order (or at the very least using the same sorting) so the tag info is copied in the correct order from and to the intended tracks.

Only tracks in the local Media library are accessible. Apple Music's "For You", "Browse" and "Radio" tracks are inaccessible.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance update
  • UI improvements

More information for Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.2 and download link is here.

March 8 2020 - 12:34 pm

UPDATED: Remove n Characters From Front or Back v6.3

For macOS 10.15 or later. This script lets you delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Song Name, Album, Album Artist, Artist/Director, Category, Comments, Composer, Episode ID, Grouping, Show (or their "Sort" siblings) , Movement or Work tag of each selected track. For example, delete the initial digits and the space from "01 First Track", "02 Second Track", and so on.

Latest version:

  • Removes 10-day trial; un-registered versions work on five tracks per launch
  • Adds Category tag for Music tracks
  • Performance, logistics and UI enhancements

More information for Remove n Characters From Front or Back v6.3 and download link is here.

March 6 2020 - 1:46 pm

NEW: Sundry Info To Comments v5.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later. Copy your single choice of filename, file path (location), file's parent folder path, file creation date (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS), current playlist, volume adjustment, start time or stop time (HH:MM.SS), artwork size (WxH), purchaser name, purchaser account ID or encoder (if accessible) to choice of Category, Comments or Description tag of each selected track. By putting data in one of these available tags it can be visible and sortable or used with Smart Playlist criteria.

I've kept the word "Comments" in the title of this script for legacy purposes, even though modern versions of it can write to other tags.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina and the Music app
  • Adds encoder name as option (not always detectable or accessible)
  • Removed Episode ID as an option; no longer a Music tag
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Sundry Info To Comments v5.0 and download link is here.

March 1 2020 - 8:00 pm

NEW: Roman Numerals to Upper Case v2.0

This script will convert any Roman numerals in the Name, Grouping, Work and Movement tags of each selected track to upper case. (Note that this will affect the stand-alone letters "C" and "D"--if, perhaps, they are used to designate key--and the English pronoun "I". Of course, these are conventionally upper-cased anyway.)

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina and general maintenance
  • Adds Grouping, Work and Movement tags
  • Adds "Test" option when a single track is selected to view Name change before committing
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Roman Numerals to Upper Case v2.0 and download link is here.

March 1 2020 - 1:33 pm

UPDATED: Increment Number Tags v3.3

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This script will incrementally number your choice of the Track Number, Movement Number, Episode Number, Episode ID tags, and track Name prefix of the selected tracks. Additionally, a Track Count, Disc Number/Count and/or Movement Count can be applied to each track, Episode ID can be configured with additional text incorporating the number, and zero-padding up to five digits can be applied. (The selected tracks must be sorted by ascending Play Order for accurate results.)

Latest version:

  • Better handling of preferences between launches for both Music and TV apps
  • Minor performance and logistics improvements

More information for Increment Number Tags v3.3 and download link is here.

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