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Managing Track Info

December 30 2021 - 3:42 pm

UPDATED: Artist to Last-First v5.6

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:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for Artist to Last-First v5.6 and download link is here.

    December 26 2021 - 2:46 pm

    UPDATED: Remove n Characters From Front or Back v7.1

    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:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for Remove n Characters From Front or Back v7.1 and download link is here.

    December 25 2021 - 12:40 pm

    UPDATED: This Tag That Tag v6.1

    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:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for This Tag That Tag v6.1 and download link is here.

    December 23 2021 - 2:05 pm

    UPDATED: De-Genre v5.0

    This script re-assigns the tracks of selected Genres to another Genre, ostensibly so that the original--and consequently any un-assigned-Genres--disappear from the Music app's Genre pop-up list. Of course, it can also be used simply to batch-edit Genres without having to assemble the tracks first.

    As you may know, you can make superfluous Genres vanish from the Genre pop-up list simply by eliminating a reference to them in your tracks; when no tracks are assigned to a particular Genre, that Genre will be dropped. (Note however that Music's original Genre names cannot be removed this way; only those accumulated from other sources or created by you.)

    Latest version:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for De-Genre v5.0 and download link is here.

    December 21 2021 - 10:26 pm

    UPDATED: Search-Replace Tag Text v7.1

    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:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for Search-Replace Tag Text v7.1 and download link is here.

    December 19 2021 - 3:38 pm

    UPDATED: New Last Played Date v6.1

    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.

    Also see Add or Subtract Play Count.

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

    Latest version:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for New Last Played Date v6.1 and download link is here.

    December 19 2021 - 12:17 pm

    UPDATED: Album Rating Reset v5.1

    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:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for Album Rating Reset v5.1 and download link is here.

    December 18 2021 - 4:42 pm

    UPDATED: Sort on First Article v1.1

    This script will scan the selected tracks for the Title, Artist, Album Artist, or Album tag. If the tag starts with the specified text ("The", by default, but changeable to "A", "An" or what-have-you) then the full text of that tag will be applied to the track's corresponding Sorting tag.
    For example, you may not want a track named "The Look of Love" sorted as "Look of Love" or an artist named "The Three O'Clock" sorted as "Three O'Clock", and so on. By replacing the Sorting tag's abbreviated text with the full text, the item will sort on the initial article.

    Latest version:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for Sort on First Article v1.1 and download link is here.

    December 16 2021 - 1:36 pm

    UPDATED: Append to Selected Tag v6.1

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

    Latest version:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for Append to Selected Tag v6.1 and download link is here.

    December 14 2021 - 10:21 am

    UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v7.6

    Universal, for macOS 11 and later only. 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:

    • Officially compiled as Universal
    • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

    More information for Multi-Item Edit v7.6 and download link is here.

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