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Managing Track Info

June 4 2021 - 5:06 pm

UPDATED: Increment Number Tags v3.5

For macOS 11 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.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11.3 and later

More information for Increment Number Tags v3.5 and download link is here.

May 24 2021 - 5:22 pm

UPDATED: Make Tags All Caps v2.3

For macOS 11 and later only. This script will change the text in your choice of the Title, Artist/Director, Show, Album, Comments, Composer and/or Genre tags of the selected tracks in the Music or TV app to ALL CAPS.

"I got a request from a DJ'ing Correspondent who had been manually changing some of his tags to all caps so they'd be easier to read on the decks under dim dance floor lights. (Are they still called "decks"?)..." (more)

Latest version:

  • Adds support for the TV app
  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11.3

More information for Make Tags All Caps v2.3 and download link is here.

May 15 2021 - 9:40 pm

UPDATED: Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.5

For macOS 11 and later only. 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.

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. Tracks in the Apple Music interface are inaccessible.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11.3
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.5 and download link is here.

April 18 2021 - 12:28 pm

UPDATED: This Tag That Tag v5.7

For macOS 11 and later only. 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: ARTISTCOMPOSER
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:

  • Fixes fatal error in previous versions that may have prevented script from launching
  • Adds toggle for "Are you sure"? confirmation dialog
  • Minor UI and performance enhancements

More information for This Tag That Tag v5.7 and download link is here.

April 15 2021 - 11:23 am

UPDATED: Search-Replace Tag Text v6.6

For macOS 10.15 and later only. 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:

  • Fixes issue with "clear" buttons inexplicably disappearing
  • Minor UI and performance updates

More information for Search-Replace Tag Text v6.6 and download link is here.

March 4 2021 - 3:58 pm

UPDATED: Append to Selected Tag v5.5

For macOS 10.15 and later only. 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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Logic and UI adjustments

More information for Append to Selected Tag v5.5 and download link is here.

March 2 2021 - 11:40 am

UPDATED: Artist to Last-First v5.4

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This applet will parse the text of the chosen tag (Artist, Album Artist, Composer or one of their Sort siblings) of a selection of tracks:

Move the LAST word of the tag to the beginning, eg:

  • Hound Dog Taylor -> Taylor, Hound Dog
  • OR Move the FIRST word of the tag to the end, eg:

  • The Crystal Method -> Crystal Method, The
  • Then, the newly configured text can be copied back to your choice of Artist, Album Artist, Composer, Sort Artist, Sort Album Artist and/or Sort Composer tag(s).

    Latest version:

    • Fixes a bug selecting Sort Composer as source text
    • Fixed Preview inaction when Move option was toggled

    More information for Artist to Last-First v5.4 and download link is here.

    March 1 2021 - 5:41 pm

    NEW: Total Plays v3.0

    For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script tallies and displays the Plays of each track in a selection of tracks or all tracks in the selected playlist.

    Latest version:

    • Initial release for the Music app

    More information for Total Plays v3.0 and download link is here.

    February 26 2021 - 11:41 am

    UPDATED: Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces v2.4

    For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will remove any number of extra space characters at the beginning and ending of chosen tags (Title, Artist/Director, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Genre, Grouping, Movement, Work and Show) in the selected tracks.

    Latest version:

    • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

    More information for Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces v2.4 and download link is here.

    February 23 2021 - 2:22 pm

    UPDATED: Album Rating Reset v4.4

    For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will allow you to batch set or clear the Album Rating and/or Album Love/Dislike for the albums of the selected tracks or the albums associated with the tracks in a selected playlist (note that only a single track from any album need be selected in order to change the album rating or loved of the entire album). Handy for clearing batches of albums of their user-set album ratings, or re-rating batches of albums.

    Latest version:

    • Additional minor accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

    More information for Album Rating Reset v4.4 and download link is here.

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