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September 20 2021 - 8:50 pm

UPDATED: Needle Drop v7.5

For macOS 11 and later only. 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:

  • Accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Minor performance and UI enhancements

More information for Needle Drop v7.5 and download link is here.

September 20 2021 - 8:49 pm

UPDATED: Audition End v3.6

For macOS 11 and later only. Play through each track in a playlist by a set number of seconds (:05 - :60) from the end. Additionally, wait a set number of seconds between each track; when engaged, begins playing from the first track or the first selected track in the playlist.

Also see Needle Drop.

Latest version:

  • Accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
  • Minor performance and UI enhancements

More information for Audition End v3.6 and download link is here.

September 17 2021 - 4:03 pm

UPDATED: Artist to Last-First v5.5

For macOS 11 and later only. This applet will parse the text of the chosen tag (Artist, Album Artist, Composer or one of their Sort siblings) of a selection of tracks:

Move the LAST word of the tag to the beginning, eg:

  • Hound Dog Taylor -> Taylor, Hound Dog
  • OR Move the FIRST word of the tag to the end, eg:

  • The Crystal Method -> Crystal Method, The
  • Then, the newly configured text can be copied back to your choice of Artist, Album Artist, Composer, Sort Artist, Sort Album Artist and/or Sort Composer tag(s).

    Latest version:

    • Updated to accommodate macOS 12 Monterey
    • Minor UI changes, performance enhancements

    More information for Artist to Last-First v5.5 and download link is here.

    September 17 2021 - 4:02 pm

    UPDATED: Artwork as Album Folder Icon v3.0

    For macOS 11 and later only. This script can be used two ways:

    When run as an Applet, it will use the assigned artwork from the selected tracks as the icon for the folder containing each track's corresponding file in the Finder--presumably, this is the file's "Album" folder.

    When launched as a Droplet--by dragging one or more folders to its icon--it will examine every folder (at all depths) for the first audio file in any folder that contains image metadata and use that image as the icon for that folder.

    Latest version:

    • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

    More information for Artwork as Album Folder Icon v3.0 and download link is here.

    September 17 2021 - 4:00 pm

    UPDATED: Select Files and Convert v2.0

    For macOS 11 and later only. This script applet will convert a selection of files in the Finder using an encoder from the Music app. Converted files can be saved to a user-selected location and will be removed from the Music app after the process...as though it "never saw them". Includes options to create a "Converted" subfolder and delete source files.

    Latest version:

    • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

    More information for Select Files and Convert v2.0 and download link is here.

    September 17 2021 - 3:57 pm

    UPDATED: Block Party! v5.0

    For macOS 11 and later only. Create a "Block Party!" playlist containing random Artists and a specific number of their randomly selected songs arranged in a row ("two-fers", "three-fers", and so on). You can restrict the size of the "Block Party!" playlist by Number of Artists or Duration in hours. Additionally, you can choose to use a particular Playlist as the source of tracks and include/exclude specific Genres.

    Latest version:

    • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

    More information for Block Party! v5.0 and download link is here.

    September 17 2021 - 3:55 pm

    UPDATED: Re-Apply Downsized Artwork v5.0

    For macOS 11 and later only. This applet will examine the artwork of each selected track (or tracks in the selected playlist) and if greater than a user-set resolution (n x n pixels) will downscale the image to that resolution. Artwork already at the set resolution or smaller will not be affected. Includes options to pad image to make square, preserve extant track artworks, adjust preview proportionally and export displayed artwork to disk.

    Latest version:

    • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
    • Re-designed main window UI
    • Adds "Resize Window to Image" frame control

    More information for Re-Apply Downsized Artwork v5.0 and download link is here.

    September 17 2021 - 3:52 pm

    UPDATED: Set Video Kind of Selected v6.3

    For macOS 11 and later only. This script will change the video kind property of the selected tracks in the TV app to your choice of "Home Video", "Movie" or "TV Show". Additionally, Show Title, Season Number, incremental Episode Numbers and Rating can also be set or cleared for each selected track.

    Latest version:

    • Accommodation for macOS 12 Monterey
    • Adds Rating
    • Minor UI and performance enhancements

    More information for Set Video Kind of Selected v6.3 and download link is here.

    September 3 2021 - 12:45 pm

    UPDATED: Convert and Export v6.0

    For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script converts the files of the selected tracks in the Music app using an encoder chosen on-the-fly (restoring your Preferences-set encoder afterwards). The newly converted files are then moved to a new location of your choice, and their tracks removed from Music. The read me doc contains additional important information.

    Latest version:

    • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey

    More information for Convert and Export v6.0 and download link is here.

    September 2 2021 - 8:23 am

    UPDATED: Random Full Albums to Playlist v4.1

    For macOS 11 and later only. This script will assemble a user-set number of randomly selected full albums to a playlist. The "Some Random Albums" playlist will be re-created on successive launches unless you choose to append additional random albums to the existing "Some Random Albums" playlist. (A "full album" is a set of tracks with the same album name, track count and disc number and where the number of these tracks is equal to the common track count; it will not select all the disks in a multi-disk collection, just one of them; accurate tags are a must!)

    Assign it a keyboard shortcut.

    Also see Play Random Album.

    Latest version:

    • Fixes a v4.0 regression affecting donation verification
    • v4.0 (August 30, 2021):
    • Accommodations for macOS 12 Monterey
    • Performance and UI enhancements

    More information for Random Full Albums to Playlist v4.1 and download link is here.

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