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Managing Track Info

July 12 2020 - 12:05 pm

UPDATED: CD Text to CD Info v5.3

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:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for CD Text to CD Info v5.3 and download link is here.

July 11 2020 - 9:12 am

UPDATED: New Last Played Date v5.1

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:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for New Last Played Date v5.1 and download link is here.

June 5 2020 - 11:14 am

NEW: Swap Title and Artist v2.0

This script swaps the text in the Title and Artist tags of all--or just the selected--tracks of the selected playlist.

For a more robust tag-swapping utility see This Tag, That Tag.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina

More information for Swap Title and Artist v2.0 and download link is here.

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.

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