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January 17 2022 - 8:23 pm

NEW: Slice Up A Playlist v1.0

This script can create one or more new, smaller playlists from sub-divided batches of tracks in the selected playlist whereby each selected track will be interpreted as the last track delineator for each new playlist. A title for each new playlist can be user-entered, and resulting playlists can be moved collectively to a new discrete Playlist Folder.

This is a simplified example for illustration purposes. The script interprets each selected track in the selected playlist in the Music app as the last track of a new playlist. The script is showing the delineated playlists and their track contents before actually creating any of them, initiated by clicking the "Make" button when one or more are selected.

I've used it to slice up TV seasons, large music compilations and Smart playlists into manageable playlists.

Also see Divvy Up A Playlist and Merge-Delete Playlists.

Latest version:

  • Initial release

More information for Slice Up A Playlist v1.0 and download link is here.

December 26 2021 - 2:46 pm

UPDATED: Remove n Characters From Front or Back v7.1

This script will delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Title, 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:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Remove n Characters From Front or Back v7.1 and download link is here.

December 26 2021 - 2:21 pm

UPDATED: Find Empty Media Folders v3.1

This applet will traverse the Media folder looking for and displaying any sub-folders that are either empty or that do not contain Media-apps-playable media, such as text or image files.

Also see Media Folder Files Not Added.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Find Empty Media Folders v3.1 and download link is here.

December 24 2021 - 5:09 pm

UPDATED: Re-Locate Selected v3.1

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 leave a copy of each file in its original location (albeit disassociated from any Music or TV app tracks).

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Re-Locate Selected v3.1 and download link is here.

December 22 2021 - 9:24 am

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v2.2

This application will list the file paths of the media files in your designated "Media" folder which are not associated with any tracks in the Music or TV app's track library. Additionally, a different parent folder can be user-selected and its contents will be compared to the current library. Includes options to Filter within results, Move a selection of found files to a user-chosen folder, Add (or drag-and-drop) a selection of found files to Music or TV, move them to the Trash and Export a text file listing the file paths.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v2.2 and download link is here.

December 21 2021 - 10:26 pm

UPDATED: Search-Replace Tag Text v7.1

Performs a search-and-replace on the text in your choice of track tags in the Music or TV app (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:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Search-Replace Tag Text v7.1 and download link is here.

December 19 2021 - 7:36 pm

UPDATED: Refresh Smart Playlists v4.1

This script will "batch-refresh" the selected user-created Smart Playlists by removing the tracks they contain which obliges them to dynamically re-populate, ostensibly with different tracks.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Refresh Smart Playlists v4.1 and download link is here.

December 19 2021 - 3:38 pm

UPDATED: New Last Played Date v6.1

Set Last Played/Last Skipped date of selected tracks to a new date, with option to increase or decrease Plays/Skips, or set to no date and no Plays/Skips.

Also see Add or Subtract Play Count.

Works best when Sync/Cloud Library is disengaged due to a bug.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for New Last Played Date v6.1 and download link is here.

December 17 2021 - 4:32 pm

UPDATED: Super Remove Dead Tracks v6.1

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.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Super Remove Dead Tracks v6.1 and download link is here.

December 16 2021 - 1:36 pm

UPDATED: Append to Selected Tag v6.1

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

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Append to Selected Tag v6.1 and download link is here.

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