UPDATED: De-Genre v2.0
Eliminate superfluous Genre names fast with De-Genre v2.0. This script re-assigns the Library tracks of selected Genres to another Genre so that the original—and consequently un-assigned—Genres disappear from iTunes’ Genre pop-up list. As you may know, you can make many superfluous Genres vanish from iTunes’ Genres pop-up list simply by eliminating a reference to them in...
UPDATED: Find Album Artwork with Google v2.5
Brett O’Connor’s popular Find Album Artwork with Google has been updated to 2.5. This script will do a Google search for artwork based on the selected track’s Album. This latest version updates image size settings to be in-line with Google Image’s redesign and fixes a problem with an ampersand character breaking the search string.
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Consider that what we experienced with VA Tech is what Iraq experiences pretty much on a daily basis.
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UPDATED: Super Remove Dead Tracks v2.0
Super Remove Dead Tracks has been updated to v2.0. This script will survey iTunes for tracks whose files are no longer available (as indicated by a “!” next to their names) and remove them. Any playlists that subsequently contain no tracks will then be deleted. It now creates a text file on the Desktop listing the Song Name, Artist, and Album of any tracks removed.
What I Don't Get
Apple fans cheer when Mac market share goes up, and then complain because Apple Stores are no longer geek-havens but are instead filled with non-geek regular people with honest problems. Well, it’s only going to get worse as the Mac user-pool becomes more, ehm, democratic.
OSX Leopard's necessary -- not regrettable --... →
Does your mother care if Leopard is released a few months later than expected? Big whoop. Any mission critical stuff Yer Mom needs Leopard for that Tiger can’t do? Lighten up, boneheads.
NEW: Trackographer v1.0
Trackographer is a Stay-Open applet that will monitor iTunes and send tag information from each playing track (including radio streams if they provide track info) to a text file. Preferences can be set to include or not include various basic tags and to create a plain text file or a tab-delimited text file which can be imported into a spreadsheet.
NEW: Search Artists to Make Sort Artist
This script doesn’t do anything you couldn’t already do manually, but does put the whole process into a single script. Search Artists to Make Sort Artist will search for tracks whose Artist tag contains a user-entered search string. It will then ask you for a text string to use in each of those tracks’ Sort Artist Tag. Or, rather than have the script automatically enter a Sort...
The heyday of the CD - 1983-now - was about as long as the heyday of the LP...– The uncertain fate of the compact disc. - Compiled by Adam Christian - Slate Magazine
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UPDATED: Join Together v5.1.2
Join Together has been updated to v5.1.2. A couple of months ago I started getting reports from Join Together users regarding a strange “-54 file open” error. This error occurred as Join Together was attempting to apply tags to the joined file in iTunes. Turns out that iTunes 7.1.x is busy analyzing audio data during the “add” routine, thus leaving the file open and...
The latest massacre of Iraqi children came as 21 Shia market workers were...– Lorry bomb kills children in school-News-World-Iraq-TimesOnline
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Uh-oh. “…injects code into every Cocoa application you launch.”
Join Together 5.1.2 will be out tomorrow.
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Deconstructing a Shill.
...And Subscription Services?
If EMI drops DRM, what about those silly music download services that use the subscription model? Would any reasonable person subscribe to their music collection when untethered music downloads are available DRM-free?
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It was clear what we had to do because we hold the consumer at the center of our...– EMI Dropping Copy Limits on Online Music - New York Times
You’ve got to check out the questions in the latest Fox News poll....– Fox News Polls: Profiles In Loaded Questions | TPMCafe
Apple’s deal to put the EMI music catalog on its iTunes store without...– Apple Keeps Humming
MacNN | Analyst on DRM-free iTunes downloads →
Join Together errors
I think I got them -54 and -2753 errors licked. Look for 5.1.2 by week’s end.
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DRM-Free Is OK With Me
Negative knee-jerk commenters aside—they’ll always be some sourpusses I guess—I think EMI offering DRM-free tracks and albums is all right. If thirty-cents more a track is the price to pay to get this thing moving towards total DRM-free downloads then I can handle that; heck, albums are the same price (no doubt record companies lose money when people track-pick). The way I see...
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UPDATED: CDDB Safari Kit v2.3.3
CDDB Safari Kit had to be updated because Gracenote mooked with their template. These two AppleScripts, “CDDB Safari” and “CDDB Tracks to iTunes via Safari”, assist in finding and retrieving Album track information, Album, Artist, and Year from Gracenote’s CDDB website using Apple’s Safari browser.
Now on tumblr
Let’s see how long I play with this new toy.