AppleScript/Automator: removing numbers at the beginning of iTunes song names?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by luigidorf, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. luigidorf macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2009
    I have quite a few songs in my iTunes with names that begin with some track number. I'd like the numbers to be gone, but I don't want to change the name of each song individually. Is there a way I can automate this with Automator or AppleScript? I don't have any experience with either.

    If there's a script or plugin I can download to do this, that will be fine. But I'd prefer to learn to do it myself with AppleScript if it's easy. Thanks in advance!
  2. luigidorf thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2009
    Thanks; the "Remove n Characters From Front or Back" script made it quite easy.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The Track Parser script that I bolded will strip the numbers off the song names and put those numbers in the track number tag, rather than just deleting them.

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