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Managing Tracks

May 23 2020 - 11:57 am

UPDATED: Track Down Purchases v4.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later. This applet can examine the Music library and sort audio tracks purchased from iTunes into discrete playlists by either the purchaser's name or Apple ID (eg: "Purchased by Jane Smith" or "Purchased by janesmith@email.com") which in turn will be placed in a "Purchaser Playlists" playlist folder.

Free to try in Demo Mode: While in Demo Mode, the number of tracks associated with each Purchaser will be reported but sorting tracks into playlists is disabled. An in-app purchase of a registration code will enable playlist creation.

To purchase a registration code, 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 receive a registration code that will unlock the Demo Mode restriction.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance update

More information for Track Down Purchases v4.1 and download link is here.

May 18 2020 - 10:53 am

UPDATED: List MIAs v5.6

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This applet checks your Music or TV library for missing and presumed dead tracks--those tracks that have become disassociated from their file and which are listed with a "!"--and can delete them from the app or create a text file listing these tracks by last known File Path, Song Name, Artist and Album, which you can view using TextEdit.

Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and Media Folder Files Not Added.

Free to use in Demo Mode: While in Demo Mode, dead tracks will be displayed and can be exported as a list to a text file. Delete from Music/TV and other features will be disabled.

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 $2.99. When your payment is processed, you will be emailed a registration code that will unlock the Demo Mode restrictions.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance update
  • Fixed regression whereby table wouldn't resize correctly

More information for List MIAs v5.6 and download link is here.

May 18 2020 - 10:50 am

UPDATED: Super Remove Dead Tracks v5.4

For macOS 10.15 Catalina or later. Scans the Music or TV app for tracks whose files are inaccessible or no longer available (so-called "dead" tracks). Outputs a tab-delimited text log listing the tracks by Artist, Name, Album and last known file location. The registered version will delete the tracks.

Also see List MIAs and Music Folder Files Not Added.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance update

More information for Super Remove Dead Tracks v5.4 and download link is here.

May 15 2020 - 10:35 am

UPDATED: Copy Tracks to Multiple Playlists v5.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This script will copy the selected tracks to one or more chosen playlists.

Also see Remove From Other Playlists.

Latest version:

  • Tidied-up some UI features
  • Fixed rare issue where some playlists were not detected

More information for Copy Tracks to Multiple Playlists v5.1 and download link is here.

May 2 2020 - 8:01 pm

NEW: Whack Current Track v3.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later. Deletes the currently playing track completely from the Music app and moves its file to the Trash. Works for tracks with local files only. Use carefully.

It is not possible to remove cloud tracks with this script.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Whack Current Track v3.0 and download link is here.

March 3 2020 - 8:42 am

UPDATED: Quick Convert v5.2

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later. Convert all or just the selected tracks of the selected Playlist using your choice of available encoders, restoring your Preferences-set encoder afterwards.

Additionally, you can:

  • Choose to delete and/or Trash the original tracks and/or files
  • Copy all converted tracks to a playlist

Latest version:

  • Adds "Quit after conversion" option
  • Logistics and performance enhancements

More information for Quick Convert v5.2 and download link is here.

February 24 2020 - 5:43 pm

UPDATED: Super Remove Dead Tracks v5.3

For macOS 10.15 Catalina or later. Scans the Music or TV app for tracks whose files are inaccessible or no longer available (so-called "dead" tracks). Outputs a tab-delimited text log listing the tracks by Artist, Name, Album and last known file location. The registered version will delete the tracks.

Also see List MIAs and Music Folder Files Not Added.

Latest version:

  • Drops 10-day trial; tracks are deleted using registered versions only
  • Minor logistic changes

More information for Super Remove Dead Tracks v5.3 and download link is here.

January 26 2020 - 12:59 pm

UPDATED: List MIAs v5.5

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This applet checks your Music or TV library for missing and presumed dead tracks--those tracks that have become disassociated from their file and which are listed with a "!"--and can delete them from the app or create a text file listing these tracks by last known File Path, Song Name, Artist and Album, which you can view using TextEdit.

Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and Media Folder Files Not Added.

Free to use in Demo Mode: While in Demo Mode, dead tracks will be displayed and can be exported as a list to a text file. Delete from Music/TV and other features will be disabled.

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 $2.99. When your payment is processed, you will be emailed a registration code that will unlock the Demo Mode restrictions.

Latest version:

  • Minor adjustments to better accommodate the Music and TV apps
  • Performance enhancements
  • v5.4 (November, 2019):
  • Adds support for the TV app - install in TV's Scripts folder

More information for List MIAs v5.5 and download link is here.

December 26 2019 - 8:51 pm

UPDATED: Not In Any Playlist v3.0

OS X 10.15 Catalina or later. This applet will scan the Music app for tracks that are not assigned to any user-created playlists and display them. Includes options to export the list as a text file, ignore Smart playlists, and copy selected tracks to a new or existing playlist.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Not In Any Playlist v3.0 and download link is here.

December 13 2019 - 9:41 pm

UPDATED: Track's Album to Playlist v4.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina or later only. This script gathers the tracks in the Music library with the same Artist, Album, and Disc Number of the currently playing track (or, if no track is playing, the selected track) and copies them in track number order to a new Playlist named "Artist - Album". Accurate track-tagging is a must.

This works great when assigned a shortcut.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Track's Album to Playlist v4.0 and download link is here.

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