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

luigidorf

macrumors newbie
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May 25, 2009
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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!
 

luigidorf

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

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Thanks; the "Remove n Characters From Front or Back" script made it quite easy.
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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