TV app

March 24 2020 - 7:04 pm

UPDATED: Append to Selected Tag v5.2

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later. Append the same user-entered text to the beginning or ending of the existing text in the chosen tag--Title, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping, Show (or their Sort siblings), Work or Movement--in each selected track.

Latest version:

  • UI update/clean-up, maintenance, minor fixes

More information for Append to Selected Tag v5.2 and download link is here.

March 22 2020 - 9:59 am

UPDATED: Proper English Title Capitalization v4.2

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. Capitalizes the first letter of each word in your choice of the Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Comments, Composer, Grouping, Movement, Work, or Show tags of the selected tracks, but based on conventional rules of title capitalization in the English language. Thus, "what it feels like for a girl (above and beyond 12'' club mix)" becomes "What It Feels Like for a Girl (Above and Beyond 12'' Club Mix)". Two user-editable Exception Lists can handle words that should not be title-capped or modified. Test Run feature enables you to see what would be changed displayed in a separate Test Run Log window.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance update
  • UI adjustments, minor performance enhancements

More information for Proper English Title Capitalization v4.2 and download link is here.

March 8 2020 - 12:34 pm

UPDATED: Remove n Characters From Front or Back v6.3

For macOS 10.15 or later. This script lets you delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Song Name, Album, Album Artist, Artist/Director, Category, Comments, Composer, Episode ID, Grouping, Show (or their "Sort" siblings) , Movement or Work tag of each selected track. For example, delete the initial digits and the space from "01 First Track", "02 Second Track", and so on.

Latest version:

  • Removes 10-day trial; un-registered versions work on five tracks per launch
  • Adds Category tag for Music tracks
  • Performance, logistics and UI enhancements

More information for Remove n Characters From Front or Back v6.3 and download link is here.

March 1 2020 - 1:33 pm

UPDATED: Increment Number Tags v3.3

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This script will incrementally number your choice of the Track Number, Movement Number, Episode Number, Episode ID tags, and track Name prefix of the selected tracks. Additionally, a Track Count, Disc Number/Count and/or Movement Count can be applied to each track, Episode ID can be configured with additional text incorporating the number, and zero-padding up to five digits can be applied. (The selected tracks must be sorted by ascending Play Order for accurate results.)

Latest version:

  • Better handling of preferences between launches for both Music and TV apps
  • Minor performance and logistics improvements

More information for Increment Number Tags v3.3 and download link is here.

February 28 2020 - 10:25 am

UPDATED: Search-Replace Tag Text v6.3

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Performs a search-and-replace on the text in your choice of track tags in the Music or TV app (Song Name/Title, Artist/Director, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping, Show, Movement or Work) in the selected tracks or all the tracks in the selected Playlist. Features case sensitivity and whole word match options and "Test run" preview.

Latest version:

  • Now works with the TV app -- see the Read me for installation info
  • Other minor performance and logistics accommodations

More information for Search-Replace Tag Text v6.3 and download link is here.

February 24 2020 - 5:43 pm

UPDATED: Super Remove Dead Tracks v5.3

For macOS 10.15 Catalina or later. Scans the Music or TV app for tracks whose files are inaccessible or no longer available (so-called "dead" tracks). Outputs a tab-delimited text log listing the tracks by Artist, Name, Album and last known file location. The registered version will delete the tracks.

Also see List MIAs and Music Folder Files Not Added.

Latest version:

  • Drops 10-day trial; tracks are deleted using registered versions only
  • Minor logistic changes

More information for Super Remove Dead Tracks v5.3 and download link is here.

January 26 2020 - 12:59 pm

UPDATED: List MIAs v5.5

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. 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, Song Name, 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.

To purchase a registration code and remove these restrictions, download and launch the app. Click "Register..." in its File menu and follow the prompts to purchase a code for $2.99. When your payment is processed, you will be emailed a registration code that will unlock the Demo Mode restrictions.

Latest version:

  • Minor adjustments to better accommodate the Music and TV apps
  • Performance enhancements
  • v5.4 (November, 2019):
  • Adds support for the TV app - install in TV's Scripts folder

More information for List MIAs v5.5 and download link is here.

January 22 2020 - 10:20 am

UPDATED: Make A Text List v6.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina 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.

Latest version:

  • Adds support for the Music app
  • Adds "Insert Only TABs" option to Token Field's Action Menu
  • Adds "Show [TAB] instead of real tab" option to accessory controls
  • Fixes issue when encountering tracks without location property
  • Fixes issue with date formatting
  • Performance enhancements

More information for Make A Text List v6.1 and download link is here.

January 13 2020 - 12:53 pm

UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v6.6

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This applet will allow you to view and edit most tags (and some additional options) of the selected track(s) in a single floating window using single-edit mode (one selected track) or multi-edit mode, which emulates the pre-iTunes 12 "multiple items" format; that is, a checkbox adjacent to each tag allows you to select which changes are to be applied to the selection's tags.

Can also be used to copy collected tags from one set of tracks to another set of tracks by toggling "Information Tracking".

Thanks to Wolfgang Reszel for the icon.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue applying data to single selected track
  • Minor UI adjustments
  • Performance improvements

More information for Multi-Item Edit v6.6 and download link is here.

January 7 2020 - 10:27 am

Track Number isn't a TV Tag (Much)

I have to admit, it's hard to keep in mind what tags from iTunes are still available for which media in the Music and TV apps.

Case in point: the track number tag. A Track Number is the index of a track in its album play order. Every school child knows that (well, every school child familiar with "album"). Strictly speaking, it is a music-related tag. But because iTunes handled music and video tracks, ALL tracks had a track number tag.

The TV app apparently does not care to have much truck with the Track Number tag; it does not appear in a track's Show Info panel. But it can appear as a column in List View. And it is still accessible by AppleScript.

I heard from a Correspondent who was concerned about his pristine TV Show track numbering largely being obscured by the TV app. I suppose you could: 1) Put the list of TV Shows in List View, 2) Show the Track Number column and 3) Command-I each track and manually enter the Track Number into the episode field.

Or, run this script on a selection of TV tracks to copy the track number to the episode number:

tell application "TV"

set mySelection to (get a reference to selection of front browser window)

if mySelection is not {} then

repeat with aTrack in mySelection


tell aTrack to set episode number to track number

end try

end repeat

end if

end tell

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