Playlist pal, Doug Adams, from
Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes, was kind enough to pass along a list of cool new iTunes/iPod AppleScripts that you’re sure to enjoy. Check ‘em out!
Tracks Without Artwork to Playlist
This script will survey the selected tracks, the selected playlist, or the entire Library for tracks without any artwork and quickly copy them to a new discrete playlist.
Import on CD Insert
Assign this script to the “CD & DVDs” System Preferences (instructions included). Whenever you insert a CD it will automatically check your iTunes library for tracks previously imported from the CD and give you the opportunity to import the CD tracks not previously imported using an encoder of your choice. Additionally, newly imported CD tracks will be put in a new playlist named for the Artist and Album of the CD.
Copy Track Info to CD Tracks
iTunes 4 has a “Replace Existing” option when users are encoding m4a’s to replace their mp3’s. The problem is that iTunes will only allow this option if the ID3 info for the CD tracks and the mp3 tracks is identical. This script writes the writable info from selected tracks to the info of a CD; when you re-rip, the CD track data is already the way you want it.
Lossless to AAC Workflow
Two scripts assist with importing/managing Apple Lossless audio files, sending converted AAC copies to the iPod, and removing the AACs from iTunes. Thus you can archive Apple Lossless files on your hard drive and enjoy smaller AACs on your iPod.
This script will help keep your iTunes Source list neat and tidy when using iPodder to download Podcasts.
Search/Replace Tag Text
This script performs a search-and-replace on your choice of a tag (Song Name, Album, Artist, Composer, Comments, Genre, or Grouping) in the selected tracks or all the tracks in the selected playlist.
How Long Between Current and Selected
This script will display how long it will be before the selected track plays after the current track in the same playlist.
Random Tracks by Artist to Playlist
This script creates a new playlist of random tracks by the selected Artist.
Sundry Info To Comments
Copies your single choice of file name, file path (location), parent folder name, current playlist, volume, file comments, file creation date, database id, file creator, or file type to each selected track’s comment tag. This data isn’t normally accessible from within iTunes. By placing it in the track’s comment tag, it becomes available, allowing you to sort by this data when you choose to sort by comment.