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, I am new to Applescript, i am using a Macbook pro and trying

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Hi, I am new to Applescript, i am using a Macbook pro and trying to tidy up an iTunes library. I have many albums which show track 1of10, 2of10 etc and many that show the track number but not the number of tracks in an album, I am trying to work out how to use applescript to count the number of tracks in an album and update the track number/number of tracks field, can you advise please
John.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike the Mac Medic replied 1 year ago.
Mike the Mac Medic :

I suggest you go here there are many already written that work great: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

well, you are certainly not the expert you claim to be, I was expecting a reply containing coding required for me to do what i am asking to do, NOT BE DIRECTED AT ANOTHER PERSONS WEB SITE, WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN CHECKED.

Mike the Mac Medic :

OK sorry but it is waste of time in my opinion to rewrite what has already been written. Good luck, I'll opt out

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

no, not already written, if this is the case then send me a copy of the script that i can copy and paste

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

seems you opt out and take my money, if this is not the case then prove you have refunded my payment please.

Mike the Mac Medic :

I thought you already checked that website?

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

i did check the web site but the script is read only, i want to see the cript

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

ok so how about you provide me with a direct email address

Mike the Mac Medic :

Just download any on this page for naming tracks : http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scripts09.php, what do you mean "read only"?

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

i have browsed the dougscripts web site, some of the scripts when downloaded and installed are ready only, meaning they are compiled and can be run but the script editor can not open for me to view the code

Mike the Mac Medic :

Click on the red DOWNLOAD button

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JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

you just don't get the question do you. i have a track that shows as track number field "1" i want it to say "1 of ?" where ? is the total number of tracks in the album

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

you are obviously not a coder

Mike the Mac Medic :

Right many are "run only" but if you donate I'm sure the author would give you that

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

not the point, your not the expert you claim to be.

Mike the Mac Medic :

I already opted out but you asked me another question

Mike the Mac Medic :

Good luck

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

same question reworded

Mike the Mac Medic :

I never said I was an Applescript "coder". I gave you an answer that has worked for me and many others. Don't be such a grouch another expert can help you.. good luck

Mike the Mac Medic :

You have to search for the right script it is not easy... there are other programs that work as well: http://www.jthink.net/jaikoz/

JACUSTOMER-029pqlcr- :

ok, so pass the question on to an applescript coding expert please.

Mike the Mac Medic :

Yes another expert who wants to do that can answer you here is another one: http://jthink.net/songkong/index.jsp

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