Yate Resources
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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. The lowest supported version is now 3.10 which was released quite a while ago. All older content available on the resource page has been repackaged so that it will install correctly. 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 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.

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

Starting with Yate v6.0.1 the files in this table do not have to be unzipped before they can be imported.  Do a Yate>Import Preferences… to import the content or simply drag the zip file to the file list area of the main window.  When importing you can choose to Overwrite or Add on a conflict.  When importing an updated version of an action from here it is recommended that you Overwrite.  When importing from the Yate menu, you can choose Overwrite or Add directly.  You can configure the import mode for files which are dragged to the main window in Preferences-File List-Dragged preference file Configure.

The latest version of the Repair Files from Audio File Health Check Log action can always be downloaded here. The current version is 4.2 released on 2019-09-13 .

Sample Actions
Date Added or Modified Category Overview Name /
Full Description
Link
2020-09-22 Key Extraction An action to set the Initial Key field from KeyFinder KeyFinder Download
2019-09-13 Genres, Moods A set of action to download Last.fm tags Last FM Suite Download
2019-09-13 Comparing metadata An action to compare the metadata in two files Simple Diff Download
2020-09-13 Finder Integration Actions are used to set Finder track and folder tags based on tracks being Loved or having a rating of five stars Set Finder Tags Download
2020-09-13 Online Metadata Extraction A set of actions to extract metadata from Discogs or MusicBrainz Search Discogs/MusicBrainz Download
2020-09-13 m3u Files A set of actions to manage Yate encoded m3u files m3u Suite Download
2020-09-13 Audio format conversion An action to convert FLAC files to ALAC using XLD. The produced files are added to iTunes/Music. FLAC Files to ALAC Download
2020-09-13 Query Databases 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 Download
2020-09-13 Text file manipulation, Audio file updating Process the output of Audio File health Check. Attempt to repair files in the log. Repair Files from Audio File Health Check Log Download
2020-09-13 Examining Folder Contents A sample action counts artwork files present in the folders containing the selected tracks Count Artwork Files in Folders Download
2020-09-13 Text file manipulation, Metadata import Apply fixed format metadata contained in a text file or the clipboard. Generic Text Importer Download
2020-09-13 Validation Look for empty or non empty fields and UDTIs. Also checks for 'invalid' filenames. Log Missing Items Download
2020-09-13 External Scripts Extract and display Yate and system information. Version/System Info Download
2020-09-13 Roon Extract the date tracks were added to iTunes/Music and save it to an IMPORTDATE tag read by Roon Extract Date Added to Apple App Download
2020-09-13 Tag Removal An action to remove all tags from files including information written by preference settings Zap and Save Selected Files Download
2020-09-13 Text Manipulation Rearrange m/d/y in a field to yyyy-mm-dd Album Field Date Conversion Download
2020-09-13 Music Application Force the Music application to update artwork. Extreme Update Apple Apps Download
2020-09-13 Previews An action to preview tracks which allows you to modify the rating Preview Sample Download
2020-09-13 Field Manipulation An action to post process tracks downloaded from eClassical Modify Tracks Downloaded from eClassical Download
2020-09-13 Item Removal, Beatport An action to remove a remixer name from the Artist field Remove Remixer from Artist Download
2020-09-13 Text Manipulation Extract ISRC values from a purchased track's Seller field Extract ISRC From Purchased Track's Seller Field Download
2020-09-13 Embedded Tags Add/Update/Remove tags embedded in the Comments field Comment Tags Download
2020-09-13 Video Season/Episode Numbering Extracts Season/Episode numbers from track numbers. Extract Video Numbers from Track Numbers Download
2020-09-13 Field Manipulation Determine if an album is part of a compilation. Determine if Compilation Download
2020-09-13 Artwork Manipulation Force progressive JPEGs to baseline. Force Progressive JPEGs to Baseline Download
2020-09-13 Retrieving Artwork Perform Auto Search for Artwork when multiple albums are selected. Auto Search for Artwork in Multiple Albums Download
2020-09-13 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
2020-09-13 Exporting Metadata, External Scripts Creates and calls a shell script to zip up dumped metadata. Dump Metadata Download
2020-09-13 Lists, Databases Create and display a database containing the merged Musician Credits fields from all selected files Musician Credits to DB Download
2018-12-10 Query Databases Sample action showing how to interact with an open database. Sample Open Database Interaction Download
2018-08-21 Encodings Make sure a playlist can be saved as an m3u file as opposed to an m3u8 file. Validate m3u not m3u8 Download
2018-07-19 Cue Sheets Import/Export a cue sheet. Import/Export Cue Sheet Download
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
2018-04-03 Exporting Metadata, External Scripts Archive metadata to a zip file. Archive Metadata 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 Image Manipulation Delete artwork items which are not close to being square. Delete Artwork Not Squarish 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 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 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
2017-05-03 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 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 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
2016-05-17 Playlists Make a playlist at a supplied location. Make Playlist 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 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 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

Starting in Yate v6.0.1 these files no longer have to be unzipped to be imported. 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. Starting in Yate v6.0.1, the Custom Panel Editor can import directly from a zip file.

Templates
Date Added or Modified Category Overview Name /
Full Description
Link
2020-03-19 Classical Composers The Open Opus dataset of composers provided as a database file Open Opus download
2020-01-16 FLAC Mappings A set of FLAC mappings to enable proper decoding of FLAC files downloaded from eClassical eClassical FLAC Mappings download
2019-12-19 Custom Panels Ten custom panels which are copies of the built in edit panels. This file must be manually unzipped. Copies of Built in Edit Panels download
2019-11-26 Custom Fields, Custom Panels Custom Field definitions and a Custom Panel to help you have easier access to Roon fields. Roon Mappings download
2019-09-16 Player Interfaces Interfaces to be able to open files based on the current track playing (or paused) in an audio player. Player Interfaces download
2019-09-16 Editing Panel, Custom Fields MusicBrainz Classical Editing Panel and Custom Fields MusicBrainz Classical download
2019-02-11 Custom Fields, Custom Panels A custom panel which extends the Info panel by adding a Track Position field. Extended Info Editing Panel download
2019-02-11 Custom Fields, Custom Panels Custom Field definitions and a Custom Panel to help you have easier access to Audirvana extended fields. Audirvana Mappings download
2018-07-05 Custom Panels A custom panel which combines all the fields used by iTunes Podcasts iTunes Podcasts Editing Panel 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
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Documentation

The downloads are zipped PDF files.

Documentation
Date Added or Modified Category Title View Link Download Link
2020-09-13 General Yate Release Notes view
2020-09-13 Application Help Yate Online Help view
2020-09-13 Action Statement Help Action Statements view
2020-09-13 Application Help Help Indexed by Menu view
2020-09-13 Deprecated Items Things you can do, but shouldn't view
2018-07-14 Terminology Abbreviations & Terms view
2020-07-14 Low Level Mappings Tag Mapping Table view
2020-07-14 Renaming/Moving Renaming and Restructuring Files and Folders (v4.0) view Download
2020-07-14 Actions Yate and the P Word (v4.0) view Download
2020-07-14 Apple Applications Working with Apple Apps - The Basics view Download
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YouTube Video Feed

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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 Category Overview Name /
Full Description
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. 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.

2020-09-13
  • Many actions were changed in order to insert document links.
2020-08-10
  • Changes for Yate v6.0.1.
2020-07-14
  • Lots of changes for Yate v6.0
2020-05-30
  • Updated Version-System Info action to get around a Catalina issue.
2020-04-05
  • Updated Log Missing Items to v2.0
2020-03-19
  • Added Zap and Save Selected Files action
  • Added Open Opus database
  • Updated Album Field Date Conversion action
2020-02-27
  • Added FLAC files to ALAC
2020-02-16
  • Added Extreme Update Apple Apps actions to assist with Catalina bugs where Music does not update the artwork of refreshed files.
  • Added Generic Find Filter, an action which can perform case sensitive filtering, matching on word boundaries on multiple fields.
  • Added Preview Sample, an action which allows you to change ratings while previewing songs.
2020-02-03
2020-01-16
  • Added FLAC mapping for eClassical and an action to post process their files.
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