Eight for 5: New AppleScripts for iTunes
With the release of iTunes 5, Playlist Pal, Doug Adams of Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes, has been hard at work creating some very cool AppleScripts for iTunes. Included in this batch of eight AppleScripts is Some Lyrics Search Scripts , a lyrics-grabbing script created exclusively for Playlist.
Playlist Exclusive Some Lyrics Search Scripts—These three scripts each search a particular lyrics site for lyrics to the selected track(s) or currently playing track and copies the lyrics to the selected track’s “lyrics” tag. Not all searches are fruitful. Requires iTunes 5 or better. ( Direct download.)
Selected Tracks Bookmarkable —This script makes the selected tracks in iTunes 5 “bookmarkable”.
Set Selected Tracks Shuffle —This handy script enables or disables the selected iTunes 5 tracks’ “Skip when shuffling” option.
Rip These To My Mobile —Copies the files of the selected tracks to an SD card mounted on the desktop. It’s been tested with the Motorola E6801 phone, but it may work with other devices. (Written by Ken Tidwell.)
Art to iChat —This stay-open script applet will use the artwork of the currently playing iTunes track as your iChat’s Buddy icon while your status is “Available.” Useful while iChat 2.0’s “Current iTunes Track” option is checked. Your original Buddy icon will be restored on quit, or if the current track does not contain artwork.
Join Together v2.0 —This script joins selected selected iTunes tracks together with Quick Time Pro (required) and export them as a single bookmarkable AAC file/track. Optionally, with Apple’s ChapterTool application installed, it will create a “chapterized” audio file of the exported AAC file. (ChapterTool is available at the very bottom of this Apple Support page.)
Amazon Lookup — Uses the tag info from the selected track (or current track if nothing selected) to search for the track’s Album page at Amazon.com. (Written by Josh Thomas.)
Save Album Art to Album Folder —This script will export the Artwork of the selected tracks as a graphics file to the folder that contains the audio source file—presumably the track’s “Album” folder—or a specific user-selected folder. Uses the included “ProgBar” application to indicate progress. Read Me explains much more, including modifications you can easily make.