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May 16 2021 - 11:45 am

UPDATED: Restore Artwork from Album Folder v4.4

For macOS 11 and later only. 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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11.3

More information for Restore Artwork from Album Folder v4.4 and download link is here.

May 14 2021 - 5:22 pm

UPDATED: Search Results to Playlist v3.3

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:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11.3
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for Search Results to Playlist v3.3 and download link is here.

May 4 2021 - 11:09 am

UPDATED: Make A Text List v6.4

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script can assemble a list of tag information about the selected tracks (or tracks in the selected playlist) using a configurable pattern substitution string and provides the ability to export this formatted text to the clipboard, a text file or the Print Dialog from where it can be printed, previewed, printed-to-PDF and so on.

Latest version:

  • Fixes printing issue under macOS 11.3
  • Fixes minor issue accessing CD track information
  • Performance and UI enhancements

More information for Make A Text List v6.4 and download link is here.

April 18 2021 - 12:28 pm

UPDATED: This Tag That Tag v5.7

For macOS 11 and later only. This applet will assist with swapping, copying, and appending data between two user-chosen tags in selected tracks or tracks in the selected playlist:

Swap - swap data between tags, ex: ARTISTCOMPOSER
Copy - copy data from one to another tag, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER ARTIST
Append - append data from one tag to the end of another, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER - ARTIST
Prepend - append data from one tag to the beginning of another, ex: ARTIST->ARTIST - COMPOSER

The latter three actions also provide an option to delete the info from the first tag after the copy. Read Me explains all.

Latest version:

  • Fixes fatal error in previous versions that may have prevented script from launching
  • Adds toggle for "Are you sure"? confirmation dialog
  • Minor UI and performance enhancements

More information for This Tag That Tag v5.7 and download link is here.

April 15 2021 - 1:04 pm

UPDATED: Drop A Few My Way v5.3

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Drag and drop audio files to this droplet to have the Music app convert them with an encoder selected on the fly, restoring the Preferences-set encoder afterwards, and save them to a user-selected location. The converted files/tracks are removed from the Music app, as though it "never saw them". Includes option to delete the source audio files.

Latest version:

  • Fixes regression whereby source files/tracks not removed from Music library

More information for Drop A Few My Way v5.3 and download link is here.

April 12 2021 - 6:07 pm

NEW: Playlist Views Manager v1.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This stay-open-and-floating script applet can set the View, sort and sort direction and, in Songs View, show/hide the Column Browser and its columns for a selected playlist in the Music app. (This script will require your permission to access "System Events" in order to run. Please see the Read Me RTFD doc.)

Latest version:

  • Initial release

More information for Playlist Views Manager v1.0 and download link is here.

March 27 2021 - 2:03 pm

UPDATED: Sort by Artwork Size v2.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. For users who are particular about managing artwork, this script can write the size of a track's artwork (eg: "600x600") to choice of Category, Comments, or Description tag (enabling tracks to be sorted by artwork size in a playlist using the chosen tag) and/or copy tracks with artwork less than or greater than a user-entered size to a new discrete playlist, named, for example, "Artwork < 300".

Latest version:

  • Initial accommodation for macOS Big Sur
  • Demo Mode is no longer time-based

More information for Sort by Artwork Size v2.1 and download link is here.

March 26 2021 - 8:35 pm

UPDATED: Audition End v3.5

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:

  • This version for macOS 11 and later only
  • Better handling of timing if cloud track is downloading
  • Adds "Clear Playing Next" as a convenience routine

More information for Audition End v3.5 and download link is here.

March 26 2021 - 2:49 pm

UPDATED: Needle Drop v7.4

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:

  • This version for macOS 11 and later only
  • Adds "Clear Playing Next" as a convenience routine

More information for Needle Drop v7.4 and download link is here.

March 10 2021 - 7:04 pm

UPDATED: Merge-Delete Playlists v6.2

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will allow you to merge the track contents of two or more playlists to a new or existing playlist or delete any number of playlists at once, including Smart, Genius, and Playlist Folder playlists. The merge feature will prevent the same tracks that may appear in different source playlists from being duplicated and has an option to delete original playlists. The delete feature only deletes playlists; tracks, of course, remain in the library.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode it will only process 5 playlists per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $1.99 which will unlock the Demo Mode restriction. Launch the app and click "Register…" in its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Minor maintenance

More information for Merge-Delete Playlists v6.2 and download link is here.

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