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November 11 2023 - 4:09 pm

UPDATED: Merge-Delete Playlists v7.4

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:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes

More information for Merge-Delete Playlists v7.4 and download link is here.

November 9 2023 - 3:59 pm

UPDATED: Delete Empty Playlists v5.4

This script will list the empty user-created playlists in the Music app and can delete all or just a selection of them.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Tested for macOS Sonoma 14

More information for Delete Empty Playlists v5.4 and download link is here.

November 5 2023 - 2:13 pm

UPDATED: CD-Text to CD Info v6.3

This applet will attempt to extract the CD-Text information from the selected audio CD in the Music app and apply it to the CD's disc and track tags.

Some commercial CDs and commercial CD burning software (including the Music app) can use CD-Text as a method of including text data on an audio CD. This data can include Artist (Performer), Album, Composer, Track Title, and Genre info. See the Read Me for more information.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes
  • Tested under macOS Sonoma 14

More information for CD-Text to CD Info v6.3 and download link is here.

November 4 2023 - 8:00 pm

NEW: Year to Album of Selected Track v1.0

l still buy and rip CDs. And frequently these days the CDs are remastered or recompiled or back-filled with back catalog, and so on. I find it slightly irritating that sometimes the Year tag for these tracks is from the release date of the reconstituted CD rather than the year of original release. I get why some people prefer this. But I do not. Sometimes I can fix the Year if I notice it post rip. But more than likely it will be, ahem, years before I notice.

This can screw up a Smart or Genius playlist, too. And that's generally how I'll notice it; I'm expecting tracks from a particular era but they don't show up because they were released in the future. Arggh.

In order to swat this predicament whenever I come across it on-the-fly, I wrote a script, Year to Album of Selected Track, that will use the selected or playing track's album and artist tags to identify its album track mates in the library and batch-change their Year tag to the one I enter.

Thus, whenever I notice that a lonely album track in a playlist has the wrong Year, I can update the whole album without the "Show Album in Library" ado. And indeed there can be a lot of ado.

Exceptions/Deal Breaker? Yes: perhaps obviously, an album of tracks with more than a single artist name will produce errant results. Both album name and artist are used to unambiguously identify a particular whole album where, ostensibly, each track has the same artist tag. But in the cases of some compilation albums, or albums with augmented artist tags (such as including a "feat" artist or soloist), only the tracks that match the artist and album name from the selected or playing track will be updated—and that could mean only the selected or playing track gets updated! Just sayin'.

More information for Year to Album of Selected Track v1.0 and download link is here.

November 4 2023 - 5:45 pm

UPDATED: Move Playlists to Folder v4.5

This script will move the batch of playlists you select to a new or existing Playlist Folder. Additionally, plain Playlists can be extricated from Folders to the top level and new Playlist Folders can be created containing a selection of Playlists.

Latest version:

  • Minor fixes and maintenance
  • Repaired dead links in Help menu

More information for Move Playlists to Folder v4.5 and download link is here.

November 3 2023 - 2:20 pm

UPDATED: Insert Text into Tag v1.2

This script will insert the same user-entered text at a specific position in the designated tag of each selected track.

Latest version:

  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes

More information for Insert Text into Tag v1.2 and download link is here.

November 3 2023 - 1:02 pm

UPDATED: Append to Selected Tag v6.3

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:

  • Fixes issue preventing normal Quit
  • Maintenance and minor performance fixes

More information for Append to Selected Tag v6.3 and download link is here.

November 2 2023 - 11:40 am

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v2.5

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, Search for related tracks in Music app, 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.

Also see Super Remove Dead Tracks and List MIAs.

Latest version:

  • Adds "Search..." feature to try and find related tracks in the Music app

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v2.5 and download link is here.

October 30 2023 - 3:48 pm

UPDATED: Multi-Item Edit v7.8

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".

Latest version:

  • Minor UI update to mimic media apps' Favorite and Suggest Less terminology

More information for Multi-Item Edit v7.8 and download link is here.

October 30 2023 - 12:59 pm

UPDATED: Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.8

This applet will copy specific tag data from one set of selected tracks to a second set of selected tracks. You can copy any combination of Checkmark, Song Title, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Genre, Year, Disc and Track, Composer, Grouping, Work, Movement, BPM, Comments, Lyrics, Rating, Favorite/Suggest Less, Plays/Skips, Artwork and Compilation.

Use with thoughtfulness. Both sets of selected tracks should be sorted by Play Order/Playlist Order (or at the very least using the same sorting) so the tag info is copied in the correct order from and to the intended tracks.

Only tracks in the local Media library are accessible. Tracks in the Apple Music interface are inaccessible.

Latest version:

  • Minor UI changes to mimic Music app's (1.4.1+) Favorite and Suggest Less terminology

More information for Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v6.8 and download link is here.

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