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Managing Tracks

January 26 2023 - 7:07 pm

UPDATED: Search Results to Playlist v3.5

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:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Search Results to Playlist v3.5 and download link is here.

January 26 2023 - 6:52 pm

UPDATED: Scan For Double Entries v4.2

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:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Scan For Double Entries v4.2 and download link is here.

January 21 2023 - 2:49 pm

UPDATED: Albums Amiss v1.2

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 a 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.)

Latest version:

  • Adds Setting to change default name of results playlist
  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Albums Amiss v1.2 and download link is here.

January 10 2023 - 1:28 pm

UPDATED: Track Down Purchases v5.2

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.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Track Down Purchases v5.2 and download link is here.

January 8 2023 - 5:29 pm

NEW: Remove Duplicate Tracks from Playlist v2.0

Tracks may have been dragged/added/copied to a user playlist two or more times and now each of them appears multiple times in the playlist. This script will remove all but one of these kind of duplicate tracks from a selected playlist. (This does not have anything to do with duplicate media files that each have an individual track entry in the Music library.)

Latest version:

  • Initial re-release as a script for the Music app

More information for Remove Duplicate Tracks from Playlist v2.0 and download link is here.

January 4 2023 - 10:30 pm

UPDATED: Not In Any Playlist v4.1

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:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Not In Any Playlist v4.1 and download link is here.

January 4 2023 - 10:21 pm

UPDATED: Needle Drop v7.6

This applet plays each track in the selected Music playlist for a set time interval optionally starting at a set number of seconds into each track, beginning with the selected track. Handy for 'scoping playlists.

Needle Drop will work best on tracks that have local files. Un-cached tracks streamed from the cloud may upset timing while audio is being downloaded.

Also see Audition End.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Needle Drop v7.6 and download link is here.

January 4 2023 - 10:02 pm

UPDATED: Copy Tracks to Multiple Playlists v6.2

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:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Copy Tracks to Multiple Playlists v6.2 and download link is here.

December 31 2022 - 11:15 am

UPDATED: Quick Convert v5.6

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:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for Quick Convert v5.6 and download link is here.

December 27 2022 - 3:36 pm

UPDATED: List MIAs v6.3

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, Title, 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.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS 13 Ventura

More information for List MIAs v6.3 and download link is here.

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