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Managing Track Info

June 20 2015 - 11:36 am

UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v4.2

Multi-Item Edit is an applet that acts as an alternative to iTunes' "Get Info" editing panel:

Multi-Item Edit screenshot

You can read more about it on its product page, where there's also a quick YouTube video explaining how it goes.

This latest version fixes a problem with changing Last Played and Last Skipped dates in single-edit mode; fixes a logic issue with auto-setting checkboxes; worksaround issue whereby iTunes Match tracks might be ignored; fixes an issue with toggling Information Tracking; and has preliminary support for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) beta.

Multi-Item Edit is free to try for ten days, $1.99 thereafter.

June 12 2015 - 6:19 am

Script of the Day: Albumize Selection

Albumize Selection re-numbers the track number and track count tags of each selected track to its current Play Order and, optionally, enters a new Album Name for every track.

Albumize Selection

In the screenshot, the selected tracks—sorted by Play Order—will be track-numbered 1 to 13, their track count tags set to 13 and each track's album tag set to the text entered in the text field.

More information and download is on this page.

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June 4 2015 - 6:31 am

Script of the Day: New Last Played Date

New Last Played Date will set the Last Played or Last Skipped date of each selected track to a new date.

New Last Played Date

There are also options to increase or decrease Plays or Skips and to re-set those tags to no date and no Plays or Skips.

More info and download is on this page.

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May 28 2015 - 6:39 am

Script of the Day: Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces

Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces will remove any number of extra space characters at the beginning and ending of chosen tags (Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Genre, Grouping and Show) in the selected tracks.

Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces

More info and download is on this page.

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May 25 2015 - 6:20 am

Script of the Day: Remove n Characters From Front or Back

Remove n Characters From Front or Back will delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Song Name, Album, Album Artist, Artist, Comments, Composer, Episode ID, Grouping or Show tag (or their "Sort" siblings) of each selected track.

Remove n Characters From Front or Back

Includes a Preview to check each selected track's tag before committing. The window is re-sizeable so that longer tags can be viewed more easily.

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May 21 2015 - 5:57 am

Script of the Day: Reset Tracks Start-Stop

Reset Tracks Start-Stop will reset the Start and (optionally) the Stop Time of the selected tracks—or all the tracks of the selected playlist—to "0:00" and (optionally) their entire duration, respectively.

Reset Tracks Start-Stop

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May 15 2015 - 5:42 am

Script of the Day: Increment Number Tags

Increment Number Tags will incrementally number your choice of the Track Number, Episode Number, Episode ID tags, and track Name prefix of the selected tracks.

Increment Number Tags

Additionally, a Track 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.

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May 12 2015 - 7:44 am

Script of the Day: Clipboard to Lyrics Scripts

Clipboard to Lyrics Scripts—two scripts, "Clipboard to Current Track's Lyrics" and "Clipboard to Selected Track's Lyrics"—will copy text from the clipboard (text you have copied from an email, text document or web page, for instance) to, respectively, the current track's or selected track's lyrics.

So, rather than open a track's Get Info window and click to the Lyrics tab, you only need to select a track (or play a track) and the launch script; it knows to copy the clipboard text to that track's Lyrics tag. This works even better when assigned a keyboard shortcut.

More info and download is on this page.

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May 9 2015 - 8:03 am

Script of the Day: Append to Selected Tag

Append to Selected Tag can append the same user-entered text to the beginning or ending of the existing text in the chosen tag (Song Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping or Show Name, and their Sort siblings) in each selected track.

Append to Selected Tag

In this screenshot example, the text " Live" will be added to the end of the Genre tag of every selected track, no matter what its current Genre tag is. They don't all have to be the same.

The Preview field can be used to scroll through each track's target tag to make sure everything looks satisfactory.

More info and download is here.

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May 7 2015 - 6:40 am

Script of the Day: CD Text to CD Info

CD Text to CD Info will attempt to extract the CD Text information from the selected audio CD in iTunes and apply it to the CD's disc and track tags.

Some commercial CDs and commercial CD burning software (including iTunes) 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.

More info and download here.

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