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iTunes workflow to search comments field

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There's many great iTunes workflows but I've yet to find one that search comments field. 

 

Due to ever expanding music styles and sub-genres I've resorted to adding my own tags to the Comments field.  I usually add single words for moods or sub-genres and for the bigger/general descriptors I'll add an x to the end, like bluesx or dubx which gives me accurate search results with very few false positives.  How can I do this?

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Your best bet is probably to take one of those existing workflows and try to adjust it to your needs.

 

If a File Filter is sufficient for your needs, just add "kMDItemComment" under the Advanced tab to also search the comment field of music files.

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Dunno. Open Terminal and run mdls /your/song.mp3 (where "/your/song.mp3" is the path to your media file) to see the file metadata.
 
You'll see the field names and their values. Check if there's a field that corresponds to the iTunes data you're after and add that to your File Filter.

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