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Managing Track Info

November 3 2020 - 6:30 pm

UPDATED: Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces v2.3

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 v2.3 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 4:01 pm

UPDATED: Rate Me! Rate Me! v6.2

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This stay-open applet watches your playing tracks and when one begins playing displays a notification-sized panel whereby a rating for the track can be entered. Features options to display only unrated playing tracks and timer preferences for how soon and how long the panel is displayed.
While you could easily rate the current track from the Music app's icon in the Dock, this script interrupts you and compels you to do so.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Rate Me! Rate Me! v6.2 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 3:42 pm

UPDATED: Proper English Title Capitalization v4.4

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Capitalizes the first letter of each word in your choice of the Title, 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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Proper English Title Capitalization v4.4 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 1:29 pm

UPDATED: New Last Played Date v5.2

For macOS 10.15 and later. 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.

iCloud Music Library/Apple Music users should be aware of a potential bug.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for New Last Played Date v5.2 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 12:04 pm

UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v6.9

For macOS 10.15 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".

Thanks to Wolfgang Reszel for the icon.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Multi-Item Edit v6.9 and download link is here.

November 3 2020 - 10:09 am

UPDATED: Make Tags All Caps v2.2

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will change the text in your choice of the Title, Artist, Album, Comments, Composer and/or Genre tags of the selected tracks in the Music 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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Make Tags All Caps v2.2 and download link is here.

November 2 2020 - 2:26 pm

UPDATED: Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.4

For macOS 10.15 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 Big Sur

More information for Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.4 and download link is here.

November 1 2020 - 5:42 pm

UPDATED: CD Text to CD Info v5.4

For macOS 10.15 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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for CD Text to CD Info v5.4 and download link is here.

October 31 2020 - 6:54 pm

UPDATED: Artist to Last-First v5.2

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:

    • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

    More information for Artist to Last-First v5.2 and download link is here.

    October 30 2020 - 1:23 pm

    UPDATED: Append to Selected Tag v5.4

    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

    More information for Append to Selected Tag v5.4 and download link is here.

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