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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 25 2021 - 12:40 pm

UPDATED: This Tag That Tag v6.1

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: ARTIST<->COMPOSER
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:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for This Tag That Tag v6.1 and download link is here.

December 25 2021 - 12:05 pm

UPDATED: Export Files From Playlists v3.4

This applet will export copies of the files of the tracks in one or more selected playlists to a single user-selected folder.

Also see M3Unify, an app that provides many more options for exporting/converting files from the Music app.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Export Files From Playlists v3.4 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 24 2021 - 4:28 pm

UPDATED: Merge-Delete Playlists v7.2

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.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs
  • Fixes issue whereby list may not refresh after task performed

More information for Merge-Delete Playlists v7.2 and download link is here.

December 24 2021 - 10:34 am

UPDATED: Display File Path v3.1

This script will float alongside the Music app and continuously monitor it for a single track to be selected and display that track's file path (if it exists); or the script can be set to likewise display the file path of each playing track. Includes Show in Finder and Copy Path to Clipboard options.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Display File Path v3.1 and download link is here.

December 23 2021 - 2:05 pm

UPDATED: De-Genre v5.0

This script re-assigns the tracks of selected Genres to another Genre, ostensibly so that the original--and consequently any un-assigned-Genres--disappear from the Music app's Genre pop-up list. Of course, it can also be used simply to batch-edit Genres without having to assemble the tracks first.

As you may know, you can make superfluous Genres vanish from the Genre pop-up list simply by eliminating a reference to them in your tracks; when no tracks are assigned to a particular Genre, that Genre will be dropped. (Note however that Music's original Genre names cannot be removed this way; only those accumulated from other sources or created by you.)

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for De-Genre v5.0 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.

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