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Apple® Automator with AppleScript® Bible by Thomas Myer

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Chapter 16. Ten Automation Projects for Music and Audio Files

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • The projects

  • Playing a specific iTunes song

  • Adding songs to a playlist

  • Filtering iTunes songs

  • Setting iTunes volume

  • Pausing and playing iTunes

  • Set information on iTunes songs

  • Removing empty playlists

  • Changing case of song names

  • Converting text to audio files

  • Adding audio files to an iPod

As with Chapter 15, this chapter will feature heavy use of Automator, AppleScript, and other tools to make your life and work more productive via automation.

In this second chapter of Part III, you'll learn how to automate work that is centered on music and audio files. All the projects in this section focus on making you productive in this specific area. In some cases, you'll find that what you're learning has already been covered in previous chapters, but that's okay.

Remember, the chapters in Part III are all about practical know-how.

The Projects

All of the projects in this chapter focus on one area: audio and music files. If you're like most people, then you probably have a pretty big collection of audio files. Learning how to automate these files will take you a long way toward getting some of your day back.

The ten projects I'm going to cover are as follows:

  1. Playing a specific iTunes song

  2. Adding songs to a playlist

  3. Filtering iTunes songs

  4. Setting iTunes volume

  5. Pausing iTunes

  6. Setting information on iTunes songs

  7. Removing empty playlists

  8. Changing case of song names

  9. Converting text to audio files

  10. Adding audio files to an iPod

Within each project, ...

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