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Yate Resources

 

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Sample Actions

Templates, Custom Fields, Custom Edit Panels

Documentation

Video

User Contributed

Recent Change Log



The latest Yate version is v4.2.0.1 released on 2018-07-04.

This page was last updated on 2018-07-05.

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Important Note:Yate imports most of its content from previously exported plist files. The application updates the content formatting if necessary when importing the files. We have moved the lowest supported version many times over the years. With the release of v4.0 the lowest supported version is now 3.10 which was released a little over two years ago. All older content available on the resource page has been repackaged so that it will install correctly on v4.0. Note that exported metadata files are not affected. Further, if the content is in Yate it is not affected,

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Sample Actions

The table primarily contains a list of sample Yate actions. An attempt has been made to categorize each action. Each table item contains a link to the full documentation and a download link.

When reading the Full Description of an action, remember that Yate attempts to convert action statements to some semblance of English. If you are having troubles associating a statement in an action with the defining function, load the action and double click on the statement or select Show Function Help from the statement's context menu.

Note that the HTML describing an action is automatically generated from the action contents. Some artistic license is taken with the following actions to ensure that the entire comment/prompt is visible: Ask, Comment, Dump Variables, Prompt for Text, Start.

The Full Description always contains a content list for the downloaded file and in which Yate version the action was built.

Unzip a downloaded file and do a Yate>Import Preferences... to import the content or simply drag the plist file to the file list area of the main window.

The latest version of the Repair Files from Audio File Health Check Log action can always be downloaded here. The current version is 3.6 released on 2018-05-22.



Sample Actions
Date Added or Modified Category Overview Name /
Full Description
Link
2018-07-02 Force Save Files Remove ID3 tags in FLAC files preserving the metadata Rewrite FLAC Files with ID3 Tags download
2018-06-01 Metadata Synthesis Synthesize the Work and Part fields for Roon Synthesize Work and Part for Roon download
2018-05-31 Database manipulation Copy one database to another. Remap fields, etc. Copy Database download
2018-05-22 Files, Lists Move selected files to the trash Trash Selected Files download
2018-05-22 Lists, Batch Processing, Action Runtime Settings Search for specified UDTIs while batch processing Batch Search for UDTIs download
2018-05-22 Lists Calculate the total duration of tracks in ms and a pretty format. Total Duration download
2018-05-22 Editing States, Action Runtime Settings, Artwork and Text Manipulation, Lists Produce an HTML track display. HTML Track Display download
2018-05-22 File Manipulation Remove RTF formatting data from files. Remove RTF in Files download
2018-05-22 Field Manipulation, Lists Merge all genres into a list sorted by the number of occurrences. Sort, Merge and Prioritize Genres download
2018-05-22 Text file manipulation. Audio file updating Process the output of Audio File health Check. Attempt to repair files in the log. Updated version has more efficient file handling and performs additional repairs. Repair Files from Audio File Health Check Log V3.6 download
2018-04-03 Exporting Metadata, External Scripts Archive metadata to a zip file. Archive Metadata download
2018-04-03 Query Databases Release 4 of a suite of actions to create, manage and query an Artist database. If you are updating these actions from a version prior to Release 4, please read the documentation before updating. Artist Reference Database Actions download
2018-04-03 Exporting Metadata, External Scripts Creates and calls a shell script to zip up dumped metadata. Dump Metadata download
2018-04-03 External Scripts Extract and display Yate, iTunes and system information. Version/System Info download
2018-04-03 Get Path Utilities Four actions used to prompt for paths which are saved to the clipboard. Get Path Utilities download
2018-04-03 Field Manipulation Determine if an album is part of a compilation. Determine if Compilation download
2018-04-03 Image Manipulation Delete artwork items which are not close to being square. Delete Artwork Not Squarish download
2018-04-03 Encodings Make sure a playlist can be saved as an m3u file as opposed to an m3u8 file. Validate m3u not m3u8 download
2018-04-03 Metadata Extraction Extract basic track metadata from AcoustID. Import Basic Track Data from AcoustID download
2018-04-03 Metadata Extraction Extract MusicBrainz metadata via the batch processor. Uses acoustic fingerprinting and best release matching. Unattended Metadata Lookups download
2018-04-03 Finder Integration Action to view and set Finder tags. Finder Tags download
2018-04-03 Text Manipulation, Lists If the Album Artist is contained in a list in the Artist field, make sure it comes first. Make Album Artist First download
2018-04-03 Field Manipulation, Sub Actions Copy and move a credit from Involved People to another field then remove it from Involved people. Extract Producer from Involved People download
2018-04-03 Text Manipulation Rearrange m/d/y in a field to yyyy-mm-dd Album Field Date Conversion download
2018-04-03 Field Manipulation, Sub Actions A set of actions used to move the most common Artist field to the Album Artist or Artist field for all selected tracks. Most Common Artist to Album Artist download
2018-04-03 Move, Rename Move files to a folder structure based on the first letter of the Album Artist field Move to Alpha download
2018-04-03 Metadata Import Copy the metadata from files of one audio type to another. Extract Metadata from Files download
2018-04-03 Text File Reading and Writing Import/Export a cue sheet. Import/Export Cue Sheet download
2018-04-03 Field and Character Manipulation, Sub Actions Extract Artist and Album from folder names, Title from filename and insert spaces. Extract and Expand Artist, Album and Title download
2018-04-03 Repair Examine and repair AIFF files with minor structural issues AIFF Test and Repair download
2018-04-03 Text Manipulation Extract an embedded Release Time from the Album field Extract Release Time from Album Field download
2018-04-03 Text Manipulation, Lists Populate the Sort Artist field by rearranging the Artist field to last name, first name order. Produce Sort Artist Field download
2018-04-03 Regular Expressions Assign missing disc numbers from extracted text in the Album field or the containing folder's name. Extract Disc Numbers download
2017-12-18 Text Manipulation Synthesize Episode ID. Synthesize Episode ID download
2017-12-18 Artwork Artwork to cover.jpg files. Artwork to cover.jpg download
2017-10-20 Application Launching Launch Sonic Visualiser to see a waveform for a track. Launch Sonic Visualiser download
2017-09-07 AcousticBrainz, Databases, List Processing Various actions to download, extract and display AcousticBrainz classification data. AcousticBrainz Classification Utilities download
2017-08-15 Copying Metadata A sample action to show how an action could be used to copy metadata as done via the Actions>Copy Metadata menu. Copy Metadata Between Files download
2017-08-15 Metadata manipulation An action to create Beatport UFIDs from existing metadata. Set Beatport UFIDs download
2017-08-15 Text manipulation An action to isolate all bracket sequences in a string. Delimit Brackets download
2017-05-29 iTunes Compare values in the iTunes library against those in audio files. Compare iTunes Values download
2017-05-08 Application Launching Enqueue selected or specified files in Audirvana Plus. Enqueue Files in Audirvana Plus download
2017-05-03 Query Databases, Import Metadata Boilerplate action to process CSV/TSV databases which contain metadata to be applied. Optionally can import designated artwork Read and Process Database Boilerplate download
2017-05-03 Files Two simple actions used to force a save of all files or files of a particular audio type. Force Save Files download
2017-05-03 Text Manipulation Maintain a 'featuring artist' list in the Title field or in the Artist field Featuring Manipulation download
2017-01-04 Field manipulation A set of helper actions to manipulate items in the Involved People and Musician Credits fields Involved People / Musician Credits Helpers download
2017-01-04 Mapping migration Actions to migrate to new Involved People and Musician Credits encodings in FLAC and MPEG-4 files introduced in v3.15. Migrate Involved People and Musician Credits download
2016-11-17 Metadata manipulation An action to force all appropriate files to be compliant with the Preferences-iTunes-Maximum iTunes Grouping-Work Name Compatibility setting. Force Save All MP3 and AIFF Files download
2016-11-08 Metadata manipulation Two actions to preserve Grouping metadata which can be overwritten by iTunes 12.5.2 or greater. Preserve Grouping download
2016-10-24 List processing. Text Files Writes text listings describing the contents of a folder or folders. Produce Track Lists download
2016-10-24 ID3 Formatting Change ID3 v2.3 to ID3 v2.4 or vice versa. Change ID3 Version download
2016-09-18 Text Extraction Extract the bit depth from the Channel Mode property. Bit Depth From Channel Mode download
2016-09-17 Moving Tracks and Non Audio Files A sample action to show how to move tracks in multi-disc albums to Disc subfolders Move Creating Disc Subfolders download
2016-08-28 Examining Folder Contents A sample action counts artwork files present in the folders containing the selected tracks Count Artwork Files in Folders download
2016-08-28 Moving Files A sample action which deletes files by moving them to a YateTrash folder. The action also serves as a good example of the parallelism features of the stepwise execution mode Move to YateTrash download
2016-08-28 Lists, Databases Create and display a database containing the merged Musician Credits fields from all selected files Musician Credits to DB download
2016-08-28 Field Manipulation Assign missing disc numbers based on track numbers. Calculate Disc Numbers From Track Numbers download
2016-08-28 Moving, Renaming An action describing how to move and rename files handling duplicate names which also ensures Latin-1 path components Sample Move Ensuring Duplicate handling and Latin-1 download
2016-05-17 Playlists, Tag Sets, Dynamic Track Loading Display a visual playlist for the contents of an m3u(8) file Produce Playlist Text from m3u(8) download
2016-05-17 Playlists, Tag Sets Display a visual playlist for selected files. The fields displayed are specified in a Tag Set Produce Playlist Text from Selected Files download
2016-05-17 Playlists Make a playlist at a supplied location. Make Playlist download
2016-05-17 Encodings Display the encoding used to read a text file. Determine File Encoding download
2016-01-18 Unicode, Replacement Sets Replace Unicode characters pulling the characters to be replaced from a Replacement set. Replace Unicode Characters download
2016-01-14 Artwork Search Batch process a search for missing artwork. Batch Look for Missing Artwork download
2016-01-11 Item Removal An action to automate the removal of all UDTIs which have an empty description. Remove UDTIs with an Empty Description download

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Templates, Custom Fields, Custom Edit Panels

Unzip a downloaded file and do a Yate>Import Preferences... to import the content.

Custom Edit Panels are imported in the Custom Panel Editor. Use the Import/Export button's menu Import... item.



Templates
Date Added or Modified Category Overview Name /
Full Description
Link
2018-07-05 Custom Panels A custom panel which combines all the fields used by iTunes Podcasts iTunes Podcasts Editing Panel download
2018-05-22 Custom Fields, Custom Panels A custom panel which extends the Info panel by adding a Track Position field. Extended Info Editing Panel download
2018-04-03 Custom Fields, Custom Panels Custom Field definitions and a Custom Panel to help you have easier access to Audirvana extended fields. Audirvana Plus Mappings download
2018-04-03 Custom Fields, Custom Panels Custom Field definitions and a Custom Panel to help you have easier access to Roon fields. Roon Mappings download
2018-04-03 Artwork Search Templates A collection of Google search templates. Google Search Templates download
2018-04-03 Searching A set of seven Search Templates which can be used to search AllMusic AllMusic Searches download
2018-04-03 Title Case A title case export set which is more comprehensive than the default Title Case Expanded download
2018-04-03 Renaming Twenty common rename templates. Rename Templates download
2017-01-04 FLAC Mappings FLAC default mapping changes implemented in v3.15 FLAC Mapping Changes download

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Documentation

The downloads are zipped PDF files.



Documentation
Date Added or Modified Category Title View Link Download Link
2018-07-04 General Yate Release Notes view
2018-07-04 Application Help Yate Online Help view
2018-07-02 Actions Yate and the P Word (v2.2) view download
2018-07-02 Application Help Help Indexed by Menu view
2018-07-02 Application Help Escape Sequences view
2018-07-02 Action Statement Help Action Statements view
2018-07-02 Low Level Mappings Tag Mapping Table view
2018-06-09 Renaming/Moving Renaming and Restructuring Files and Folders (v2.2) view download
2018-05-22 Terminology Abbreviations & Terms view
2018-04-03 Deprecated Items Things you can do, but shouldn't view

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Videos last updated on 2017-09-07.



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User Contributed

Unzip a downloaded file and do a Yate>Import Preferences... to import the content or simply drag the plist file to the file list area of the main window.

Custom Edit Panels are imported in the Custom Panel Editor. Use the Import/Export button's menu Import... item.

If you'd like to contribute resources, export the appropriate items and email them, with an explanation, to support@2manyrobots.com.



User Contributed
Date Added or Modified Contributor Overview Content Link
2017-12-24 sophistoche A set of three actions to properly produce the Sort fields for Album Artist, Artist, and Composer view image download
2016-10-24 rocklobster A classical custom edit panel view image download
2016-10-24 rocklobster A set of five actions to move fields around for classical collections. rocklobster - Classical Basic Actions download

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Recent Change Log

A list of changes by date so you can quickly find new or changed content which may be of interest.


2018-07-05
2018-07-04
2018-07-02
2018-06-09
2018-06-01
2018-05-31
2018-05-22
2018-04-09
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