Cocoa+Applescript dialogbox to quickly go through your catalog and rate it. Great for use with things like the SXSW Torrent (www.sxswtorrent.com) and other times when you need to rate a ton of music, really quickly.
What this code does is the following:
- You play your iTunes catalog
- Fire up the software
- You click a box to rate something to 0,1,2, or 3 stars. It will also set the song's genre.
There's also keyboard shortcuts!
- right arrow - next song
- left arrow - previous song
- space - skip 15 seconds
- 0 - rate "no play"
- 1 - rate 1
- 2 - rate 2
- 3 - rate 3
I'm sorry the genee's are so strange. I don't like some genres, so I've just not added buttons for them.
All of this is done by having Cocoa call Applescript to talk to iTunes. At some point, I should probably rewrite this thing to use the scripting bridge. Oh well, thsi works.
Setting a song to 0 stars will also set the song to be 'disabled' (unchcked) in the iTunes dialog.
I use this to go through the SXSW torrent. Use at your own risk.
Thanks to jwz for the Applescripts. Tested with iTunes 11.0.2 and Mac OS X 10.9.2. Compile target is set for > 10.8
My review process, let me show you it.
- Download hundreds of songs.
- Put them into iTunes.
- Rate them from 0-3 and fix genres, as needed. (I never give a track a 3 or better on the first listen.)
- Go back, and listen to the tracks again that you've rated at 3.
- Mark them 4 or 5 if they are really, really great.