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December 11 2019 - 9:04 pm

UPDATED: Filenames to Song Names v4.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later. This script will rename each selected track's Name tag with its filename (minus the extension). Despite its title, this script will also work with the TV app.

Obviously, files must be local. Perhaps most likely only of use when files are not automatically organized in the Media folder.

To remove characters from the beginning of tag text try using the script Remove n Characters From Front or Back.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Filenames to Song Names v4.0 and download link is here.

December 11 2019 - 6:44 pm

UPDATED: Skip Back or Ahead v3.0

Floating panel allows you to control rewinding or skipping forward in the currently playing track by a user-entered number of seconds (1-120). Optionally, play/pause the current track. Useful for 'scoping through tracks, making transcriptions, and so on.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • UI tidying
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Skip Back or Ahead v3.0 and download link is here.

December 2 2019 - 8:24 pm

UPDATED: Size of Artwork v3.0

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. This script will display the size (width x height) of the artwork of the single selected track.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Size of Artwork v3.0 and download link is here.

November 29 2019 - 10:48 am

UPDATED: Find Empty Media Folders v2.0

For macOS 10.15 and later. 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.

Free to use in Demo Mode: While in Demo Mode, several convenient features will be disabled, including

  • Show Finder Information Window
  • Reveal in Finder
  • Send to Trash
  • Select all Empty/non-Empty
  • Scan other user-selected folder

Also see Media Folder Files Not Added.

To purchase a registration code, 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:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Find Empty Media Folders v2.0 and download link is here.

November 27 2019 - 7:13 pm

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v1.3

For macOS 10.15 Catalina or later. 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, you can select a different parent folder and its contents will be compared to the current library. Includes options to Export a text file listing the file paths, Filter within results, Add a selection of found files to Music or TV, and move them to the Trash. The latter two features are only available in the registered version.

Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and List MIAs.

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 receive a registration code that will unlock the inhibited features.

Latest version:

  • Adds support for the TV app
  • Speed improvements
  • v1.2:
  • Fixes invalid parameter issue at launch
  • v1.1:
  • Fixes unusual issue when quit
  • v1.0:
  • Initial release for Catalina

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v1.3 and download link is here.

November 26 2019 - 12:04 pm

UPDATED: List MIAs v5.4

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:

  • Adds support for the TV app - install in TV's Scripts folder
  • v5.3:
  • Corrects column order in export text
  • v5.2:
  • Fixes unusual issue when quit
  • v5.1:
  • Fixes invalid parameter issue some users were seeing that prevented launch
  • Additional Catalina accommodations

More information for List MIAs v5.4 and download link is here.

November 26 2019 - 9:25 am

UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v6.5

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:

  • Address issue with some TV app tags (TV's Short Description issue still a problem)
  • Ratings popup dropped for more Music-like ratings widget

More information for Multi-Item Edit v6.5 and download link is here.

November 24 2019 - 11:53 am

UPDATED: Super Remove Dead Tracks v5.2

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) and removes them. Outputs a tab-delimited text log listing the tracks that were removed by Artist, Name, Album and last known file location. Optional test run mode allows you to log the tracks that would have been deleted.

Also see List MIAs and Music Folder Files Not Added.

Latest version:

  • Adds support for the TV app - install in TV's Scripts folder
  • v5.1:
  • Fixes unusual issue when quit
  • v5.0:
  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Performance and security enhancements

More information for Super Remove Dead Tracks v5.2 and download link is here.

October 29 2019 - 12:15 pm

Latest Batch of Catalina Updates

Busy busy busy! So much so that the email newsletter I've been aiming to release still ain't got out and I have yet to even look at my App Store apps. The latter will not run in Catalina. But here's a batch of scripts that do:
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