Here’s a situation: you have a bunch of MP3s of Russian (or Cyrillic in general) songs that you decided to drag-and-drop add to your iTunes library. No problem with that, except every once in awhile you end up with songs/artists/albums named using “birds language” instead of proper Cyrillic letters.
I have once in the past stumbled onto a small AppleScript solution that fixed that, but I was unable to trace it down again. I have, therefore, decided to “scratch this particular itch” and build one myself.
Here’s a fruit of that labor.
A few caveats:
- It worked on a sample of songs I had, can’t promise it would work always.
- At this point it only fixes Russian letters, not Cyrillic ones at large.
- The change is irreversible: you cannot undo the action!
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Hi, I was hoping to use your script until I read that it does not work on Intel Macs.<BR/><BR/>I am trying to port iTunes from Windows to Mac and, exactly as you described, some of the Russian tags come broken.<BR/><BR/>I was wondering 1) why some tags and not all are broken, and 2) if there is a way to better prepare the library in Windows iTunes prior to porting (i.e., convert encoding from
I tried to do it on Leopard and no luck. The letters are still weird. =((((
The issue with Intel Mac is mentioned in the bug tracker — Intel and PPC are using different byte order. I’ve had some rough sketches of how things should be done on an Intel Mac, they sortof work, but not 100%.<BR/><BR/>I can pass these over to you to check, but I’m getting the feeling that doing a "universal" version in AppleScript might be a bit challenging…
Any update on the Mac Leopard fix for this problem? This is still the only forum I have seen for this. thanks
Sorry, still not. I’m waiting till my Macbook is repaired… 🙁
can it work on windows? anything similar done on windows? anyone?
this would be amazing on windows.
it works great!<br />Thanks alot to the author!
Now the itunes version is 10, this fails because it things it is below 2 🙁
Anna, can you send me a sample track with Cyrillics in it that is failing on iTines 10?
By the way, I have just tried the script again with iTunes 10 and it works fine. Maybe you need to download most recent version of it? If so, please follow this link: http://code.google.com/p/as-convert-russian/downloads/detail?name=as-convert-russian-0.3.zip&can=2&q=
Andrei, hello.<br />All my music located on NAS, and i use iTunes server.<br />Can script helps me fix russian name?
Are you using FireFly or similar to serve content to iTunes clients? In this case — no. Script requires access to iTunes database via iTunes AppleScript objects.<br /><br />If you have a set of MP3 files that you need to correct, I can give you a Ruby script + some instructions on its usage that does a trick.
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