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December 19 2019 - 8:09 pm

NEW: Select Files and Convert v1.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina 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.

This script is intended to replace an older script droplet called Drop A Few My Way. I just wasn't able to get the droplet action to swing the way I wanted. So I scrapped the dropping and went with the selecting.

I use this in the Finder toolbar so I can quickly convert files in the front Finder window.

Latest version:

  • Initial release

More information for Select Files and Convert v1.0 and download link is here.

December 18 2019 - 9:39 pm

UPDATED: Guitar Tab Search v2.0

This script performs a search for guitar tabs on the UltimateGuitar.com website using the Song Name or Artist of the playing or selected track. Results are displayed in your default web browser.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina and the Music app
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Guitar Tab Search v2.0 and download link is here.

December 17 2019 - 11:14 am

UPDATED: Change Finder Tags v3.0

This script will let you change the Finder tags of the selected tracks' files and/or each one's containing folder. Some users find this assistive when gathering files for use outside the Music or TV apps, Smart searches and so on.

Latest version:

  • This script was formerly called "Change File Label Colors of Selected Tracks".
  • Rebuilt UI
  • Added ability to also affect the folder containing each file
  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Change Finder Tags v3.0 and download link is here.

December 14 2019 - 10:05 pm

UPDATED: Convert and Replace v3.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This script will convert the files of the selected tracks using an encoder chosen on-the-fly (each encoder's current Preferences-set options will be in effect) and replace each original track's file with the converted version.

Latest version:

  • Improves processing
  • Removes option to preserve jetsam tracks/files

More information for Convert and Replace v3.1 and download link is here.

December 13 2019 - 9:41 pm

UPDATED: Track's Album to Playlist v4.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina or later only. This script gathers the tracks in the Music library with the same Artist, Album, and Disc Number of the currently playing track (or, if no track is playing, the selected track) and copies them in track number order to a new Playlist named "Artist - Album". Accurate track-tagging is a must.

This works great when assigned a shortcut.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Track's Album to Playlist v4.0 and download link is here.

December 13 2019 - 9:10 pm

UPDATED: Create Archive of Selected v3.0

This script will create a .zip archive of copies of the files of the selected tracks and save it in a user-chosen location.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina and the Music and TV apps
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Create Archive of Selected v3.0 and download link is here.

December 13 2019 - 8:22 pm

UPDATED: Disable Dated Tracks v2.0

This script will disable (uncheck) the tracks of the selected playlist whose last played date is before or after 00:00 (midnight) of a user-entered date.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina and the Music and TV apps
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Disable Dated Tracks v2.0 and download link is here.

December 13 2019 - 1:52 pm

UPDATED: Convert and Export v5.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina 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.

Also see M3Unify, an application that provides many more options for converting/exporting files from Music or iTunes, including customizable file re-naming, sub-folder mods, artwork export and more.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Convert and Export v5.0 and download link is here.

December 12 2019 - 8:32 pm

UPDATED: Re-Locate Selected v2.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This script will re-locate the files of the selected tracks from their current location to a single user-chosen folder. The Music app (or TV app) will be updated with each track's new location and all of each track's meta-data will be preserved. Optionally remove the files from their original location.

NOTE: If your "Keep Media folder organized" preference is set, you will not be able to create new folders or re-locate files in the Media folder; outside of it is OK.

Latest version:

  • Adds support for the TV app
  • Minor adjustments and fixes

More information for Re-Locate Selected v2.1 and download link is here.

December 12 2019 - 5:06 pm

UPDATED: Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v2.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. MP3, AAC and ALAC audio files have the capability to store artwork image data internally as metadata, thus allowing artwork to "travel" with a file. This applet will examine the files of the selected tracks (or tracks in the selected playlist) for artwork metadata. Eligible audio tracks whose files are capable of embedding image data but do not contain artwork metadata will be copied to a new discrete playlist.

Note: Music-assigned artwork may not necessarily be embedded as metadata; pre-ID3v2 MP3s do not store image data; this applet ignores how the Finder may or may not display an audio file's icon image.

Also see Is Artwork Embedded.

To embed artwork to tracks' files try Re-Embed Artwork or Re-Apply Downsized Artwork.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina and the Music app
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v2.0 and download link is here.

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