Trim podcasts intros with AppleScript

Many podcasts feature a lengthy intro that you have to hear every time you listen to a podcast. If you, like me, listen to fresh news podcasts every morning, you have to skip introductions manually just to get to the news section. Wouldn’t it be nice if podcasts were trimmed automagically? Here’s the AppleScript for that.

The script is based on Doug Adams’ Reset Tracks Start script (GNU GPL). My version of his script goes through every track in a playlist and sets track start time to 90 seconds (you can adjust this number to suit your needs). “News” is the name of my playlist; change accordingly.

property my_title : "Trim all tracks in a playlist"
tell application "iTunes"
	set thePlaylist to playlist "News"

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