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Managing Track Info

February 3 2023 - 9:59 pm

UPDATED: Reset Tracks v1.1

The Music.app has a "Reset" button in the Details panel of each track's Get Info window which will re-initialize some track properties such as Plays and Skips. This script allows the user to choose which of several additional Music.app tags to reset to initialized states, which can be selectively more or less thorough than the Music.app's Reset action. Also see the slightly more aggressive Reset Plays.

Latest version:

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

More information for Reset Tracks v1.1 and download link is here.

February 3 2023 - 7:47 pm

UPDATED: No Lyrics to Playlist v3.1

This script will scan the Music library or a selected playlist for tracks whose "Custom 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/Sync Library. That data is inaccessible.)

Latest version:

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

More information for No Lyrics to Playlist v3.1 and download link is here.

January 29 2023 - 1:21 pm

UPDATED: This Tag That Tag v6.2

This applet will assist with swapping, copying, and appending data between two user-chosen tags in selected tracks or tracks in the selected playlist:

Swap - swap data between tags, ex: ARTIST<->COMPOSER
Copy - copy data from one to another tag, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER ARTIST
Append - append data from one tag to the end of another, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER - ARTIST
Prepend - append data from one tag to the beginning of another, ex: ARTIST->ARTIST - COMPOSER

The latter three actions also provide an option to delete the info from the first tag after the copy. Read Me explains all.

Latest version:

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

More information for This Tag That Tag v6.2 and download link is here.

January 29 2023 - 12:13 pm

UPDATED: Delete Lyrics v3.1

This script will delete the Custom Lyrics—text entered by the user—from just the selected tracks or every track of the Music library. Assign it a keyboard shortcut.

Does not affect Lyrics provided by Apple; this data is inaccessible.

Latest version:

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

More information for Delete Lyrics v3.1 and download link is here.

January 26 2023 - 7:18 pm

UPDATED: Search-Replace Tag Text v7.2

Performs a search-and-replace on the text in your choice of track tags in the Music or TV app (Title, Artist/Director, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping, Show, Movement or Work) in the selected tracks or all the tracks in the selected Playlist. Features case sensitivity and whole word match options and "Test run" preview.

Latest version:

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

More information for Search-Replace Tag Text v7.2 and download link is here.

January 26 2023 - 6:43 pm

UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v7.7

This applet will allow you to view and edit most tags (and some additional options) of the selected track(s) in a single floating window using single-edit mode (one selected track) or multi-edit mode, which emulates the pre-iTunes 12 "multiple items" format; that is, a checkbox adjacent to each tag allows you to select which changes are to be applied to the selection's tags.

Can also be used to copy collected tags from one set of tracks to another set of tracks by toggling "Information Tracking".

Latest version:

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

More information for Multi-Item Edit v7.7 and download link is here.

January 21 2023 - 3:27 pm

UPDATED: Remove n Characters From Front or Back v7.2

This script will delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Title, 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:

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

More information for Remove n Characters From Front or Back v7.2 and download link is here.

January 21 2023 - 3:14 pm

UPDATED: Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.7

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 Title, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Genre, Year, Disc and Track, Composer, Grouping, Work, Movement, BPM, Comments, Lyrics, Rating, Loved/Disliked, Plays/Skips, Artwork and Compilation.

Only tracks in the local Media library are accessible. Tracks in the Apple Music interface are inaccessible.

Latest version:

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

More information for Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.7 and download link is here.

January 17 2023 - 5:00 pm

UPDATED: Sundry Info To Comments v6.3

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/stop time (HH:MM.SS), rating stars as text, artwork size (WxH), purchaser name, purchaser account ID, encoder (if accessible) or SD/HD video 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:

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

More information for Sundry Info To Comments v6.3 and download link is here.

January 17 2023 - 4:30 pm

UPDATED: New Last Played Date v6.2

Set Last Played/Last Skipped date of selected tracks to a new date, with option to increase or decrease Plays/Skips, or set to no date and no Plays/Skips.

Works best when Sync/Cloud Library is disengaged due to a bug.

Latest version:

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

More information for New Last Played Date v6.2 and download link is here.

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