on 25 Jan, 2011 01:55 AM
I looked at the link your helpdesk suggested and I am completely baffled by
their suggestion. I do not see any similarity between the issues at that
link and my question. In any case I will await your reply in the next couple
I have a large podcast library and because those files get
inspected along with my music there is a lot of consistancy issues
reported that apply to the podcasts. Picking the 3 music related
issues from a list of 75 podcast related issues is very tedious and
in some cases all of the listed items are in fact podcasts. So
unless this issue is addressed the Inspect Library feature is
really not useful to me.
The BPM for a number of albums is suspicious - for example all
the tracks on The Beatles Anthology (1) are a 10. I know that
beaTunes does not actually calculate this but gets it from a tag on
the album. My question is - is there software that can be used to
correct these issues? or a website that does it?
hendrik on 28 Jan, 2011 05:09 PM
to get better BPM values with beaTunes, re-analyze the tracks in
question with the option "use online resources" turned off, replace
BPM values turned on, algorithm RayShoot and a preselected range of
60-120 BPM. This should lead to good results with the Beatles
Obviously you do not want to use the replace option
for songs that you don't want the BPM values to be replaced.
on 29 Jan, 2011 03:21 PM
I tried your suggestion and it works great - until I started thinking.
Based upon the criteria you suggested, I started to re-analyse the whole
data base and there was a lot of changes. Then I remembered your your
comment/caution about not perhaps not using the replace option - I wasnot
sure when or why I would choose this option. I did some experimenting and I
found that when I chose a range of 60-120 I got different results than when
I chose automatic - for example the Beatles song One after 909 started as a
10bpm - which was obviously wrong and it was recalculated as 64.3bpm in the
60-120 range and 57.9bpm if I selected automatic range. If the computer is
re-computing is the 57.9 correct or is the 64.3 correct? Thanks.
on 29 Jan, 2011 06:48 PM
As you know I have been trying out beaTunes with the trial version. It
really is quite a powerful tool even if it takes a bit of rummaging about to
understand everything. End result - I liked it so much I bought it. If
anyone can't get $32 worth of value out of this program they are not trying.
hendrik on 30 Jan, 2011 03:59 PM
one can only figure out what's really correct by tapping (get
info) dialog. However, most songs are indeed in the 70-140 songs
(Beatles songs often a little slower), so that preselection is
often the better choice.