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Managing Tracks

January 24 2022 - 8:22 pm

UPDATED: Playlist Manager v4.3

The Music app only allows one playlist to be selected at a time. This applet can perform common useful tasks on a multiple selection of playlists: playlist title renaming (add text, remove text, search and replace text) and duplicate, delete, export, move to Playlist Folder and merge playlists.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs
  • Fixes issue with "Duplicate" tool
  • Minor performance and UI enhancements

More information for Playlist Manager v4.3 and download link is here.

January 24 2022 - 3:37 pm

UPDATED: Albums Assemble v2.1

This applet will discern the Album tags of the selected tracks and then copy all of the available tracks of each of those Albums to the current playlist, other existing playlist or a new playlist.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue whereby email panel fails

More information for Albums Assemble v2.1 and download link is here.

January 4 2022 - 7:16 pm

NEW: Albums Amiss v1.0

This script uses track information to calculate whether a particular batch of tracks with the same Album title represent an incomplete or over-complete album, with either too few or too many requisite album tracks. Such batches will be copied to a discrete results playlist where they can be examined. The entire Music library or an individially selected Smart playlist can be scanned. (To be clear: the script does not check some kind of online database; it uses the extant local track entry information. Thus, tag accuracy is essential.)

More information for Albums Amiss v1.0 and download link is here.

December 17 2021 - 4:32 pm

UPDATED: Super Remove Dead Tracks v6.1

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.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Super Remove Dead Tracks v6.1 and download link is here.

December 14 2021 - 7:06 pm

UPDATED: Track Down Purchases v5.1

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.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs
  • Fixes issue that may send extra track copies to results playlists

More information for Track Down Purchases v5.1 and download link is here.

December 13 2021 - 8:45 am

UPDATED: Scan For Double Entries v4.1

Universal, for macOS 11 and later only. This applet will scan your Music library for pairs of track entries that--very strangely--point to the same file and then copy those tracks to a discrete playlist for further examination; presumably you'll want to remove one of the faux pair tracks without Trashing the single associated file.

More about this issue is here.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Scan For Double Entries v4.1 and download link is here.

December 12 2021 - 1:41 pm

UPDATED: List MIAs v6.2

Universal, for macOS 11 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.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for List MIAs v6.2 and download link is here.

November 19 2021 - 6:04 pm

UPDATED: Search Results to Playlist v3.4

For macOS 11 and later only. Search the entire Music app library, or a selected playlist, for user-entered text by All, Song Title, Artist, Album, or Composer tag and copy the track results to a Search Results playlist, which will be created automatically if necessary. Can optionally re-create or append to the Search Results playlist on each run.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for Search Results to Playlist v3.4 and download link is here.

November 2 2021 - 8:26 pm

UPDATED: Not In Any Playlist v4.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This applet will scan the Music app for tracks that are not assigned to any user-created playlists and display them. Once assembed, selected tracks in the list can be assigned to a user-chosen playlist or exported as a text file.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
  • UI, performance and security enhancements
  • Adds 10-track Demo Mode restriction to unregistered version

More information for Not In Any Playlist v4.0 and download link is here.

October 29 2021 - 9:49 pm

UPDATED: Copy Tracks to Multiple Playlists v6.1

For macOS 11 and later only This script will copy the selected tracks to one or more chosen playlists--or move them, after which they will be removed from the source playlist (if possible; tracks cannot be removed from dynamically populated playlists).

Also see Remove From Other Playlists.

Latest version:

  • Adds "Move Tracks"
  • Minor UI and performance enhancements

More information for Copy Tracks to Multiple Playlists v6.1 and download link is here.

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