Given that we’ve been talking about iTunes and managing our music recently, I figured that it’d be worth mentioning an excellent site online called Doug’s Scripts which at the moment contains 455 scripts that can help you to manage your digital iTunes music collection.
With these scripts, you can perform such actions as:
- Manage tracks
- Manage song info
- Manage artwork
- Control iTunes
- Manage song files
- Control iTunes
- Modify tags
- Manage smart playlists
- Convert tracks
- And much, much more….
Given that I purchase music from a variety of sources, I often copy songs over to my iTunes folder but then forget to bring it into iTunes. One of Doug’s nifty little scripts is called Music Folder Files Not Added which will display any files, along with their path, in your designated “iTunes Media” folder which are not in iTunes’ track library. You can then choose to add the files to iTunes, move them to the trash or export the list to a text file.
A few posts ago, we discussed how to create a playlist that displays all iTunes files that are not in any user-defined playlists. If you have a lot of playlists, then this task can be more than a tad tedious. You guessed it – Doug’s Scripts site has a script for that’s titled Not In Any Playlist. This will scan iTunes for tracks that are not assigned to any user-created playlists and display them. Options include exporting the list as a text file, ignoring Smart playlists, ignoring non-Music tracks, and copying selected tracks to a an iTunes playlist.
If you use iTunes and haven’t yet visited Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes site, then you’ll want to pay it a visit. There are tons of goodies here that’ll make managing your iTunes libraries easier – and fun!
You can find Doug’s AppleScripts site at: http://dougscripts.com/itunes