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February 18 2024 - 11:35 am

UPDATED: Quick Convert v5.7

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:

  • Fixes issue with setting to float
  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Accommodations for macOS Sonoma

More information for Quick Convert v5.7 and download link is here.

February 4 2024 - 2:07 pm

UPDATED: Insert Text into Tag v1.3

This script will insert the same user-entered text at a specific position in the designated tag of each selected track.

The Title, Artist, Director, Album Artist, Album, Category, Composer, Comments, Grouping, Movement, Work and associated Sort tags are the options available in the Popup.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue with default popup selection
  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes

More information for Insert Text into Tag v1.3 and download link is here.

January 28 2024 - 11:35 am

UPDATED: Show Me The Metadata v3.3

This script will display the audio metadata and the Spotlight metadata for the file of a selected track in the Music app or user-selected audio file, or a drag-and-dropped Music track or audio file. Includes additional features to display embedded artwork and activate the Finder's Information Window for the file.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes

More information for Show Me The Metadata v3.3 and download link is here.

January 28 2024 - 10:59 am

UPDATED: Copy Rating Stars to Other Tag v2.2

This script will convert the rating value (0-100) of a track to the appropriate number of stars as Unicode text and copy that text to the Category, Composer, Grouping or Comments tag, with additional options to copy to the start or end of extant Comments text.

This latest version includes a defaults preference, writable via Terminal, that can switch between using Unicode stars or literal text (eg, "5 Stars", "4 Stars", etc).

Latest version:

  • Adds Category tag
  • Adds defaults preference to change format between Unicode stars and literal text
  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes

More information for Copy Rating Stars to Other Tag v2.2 and download link is here.

January 19 2024 - 11:49 am

UPDATED: File Renamer v5.2

This script will rename the files of the selected tracks (or the files of the tracks in the selected playlist) using a substitution pattern that you formulate from the tracks' tag data. Optionally, export a copy of the files to a chosen location and rename the files in that location.

Works optimally with "Keep Media folder organized" un-checked.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue with checking a media app for new selections
  • Maintenance and minor fixes for Sonoma

More information for File Renamer v5.2 and download link is here.

December 22 2023 - 6:33 pm

UPDATED: Time of Selected v1.0

This script will simply display the total time of the selected tracks. This information is also displayed if the Music app's Status Bar is displayed. But [an irritated Correspondent let me know that] the Status Bar is no longer available when viewing a loaded CD. Oversight or feature?

Handier when assigned a keyboard shortcut.

Latest version:

  • Initial release

More information for Time of Selected v1.0 and download link is here.

December 1 2023 - 10:49 am

UPDATED: Lyrics Tag Viewer v1.1

View and edit a selected track's Custom Lyrics tag in a non-modal window, which, unlike a track's Info panel, will not block keyboard and mouse activity in the Music app's interface.

Latest version:

  • Works around an issue that prevented exporting as text
  • Minor adjustments and fixes

More information for Lyrics Tag Viewer v1.1 and download link is here.

November 19 2023 - 11:46 am

UPDATED: Rate Me! Rate Me! v6.8

This stay-open applet watches your playing tracks and when one begins playing displays a notification-sized panel whereby a Rating and/or Favorite or Suggest Less for the track can be entered. Features options to display only unrated playing tracks and timer preferences for how soon and how long the panel is displayed.

While you could easily rate the current track from the Music app's icon in the Dock, this script interrupts you and compels you to do so.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue with misdetecting computed ratings
  • Fixes issue which could prevent correctly updating Favorite/Suggest Less
  • Fixes issue that might ignore "Show for unrated tracks only" setting

More information for Rate Me! Rate Me! v6.8 and download link is here.

November 18 2023 - 2:22 pm

UPDATED: Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces v3.3

This script will remove any number of extra space characters at the beginning and ending of chosen tags (Title, Artist/Director, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Genre, Grouping, Movement, Work and Show) in the selected tracks.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes for Sonoma

More information for Remove Leading-Trailing Spaces v3.3 and download link is here.

November 18 2023 - 10:51 am

UPDATED: Restore Artwork from Album Folder v4.7

This script will look for an image file in the parent folder of each selected track's file--presumably its Album folder in which you have previously placed an image file of some sort--and apply the data from that image file as artwork for the track.

Also see Save Album Art to Album Folder and Save Album Art as folder.jpg which assist with exporting album artwork as image files.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes for Sonoma

More information for Restore Artwork from Album Folder v4.7 and download link is here.

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