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Dick Mackin

24 Jan, 2011 11:48 PM

I have the trial version of beaTunes so it may be an issue with the version, but when I do a lirary inspection all of my podcasts are inspected. Is there some way to narrow the scope of the inspection to a specific directory or just music?

Thanks

Dick Mackin
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  1. 1 Posted by Richard Mackin on 25 Jan, 2011 01:55 AM

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    Thanks

    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
    of days.

    Dick

    On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 3:49 PM, beaTunes <
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  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by hendrik on 25 Jan, 2011 11:21 AM

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    Hi Dick,

    yeah - that automated system can be pretty far off...

    That said, the answer is no. Currently inspection always looks at the whole library. It is not possible to narrow the scope.

    -hendrik

  3. 3 Posted by Dick Mackin on 28 Jan, 2011 05:05 PM

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    Thanks Hendrik

    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?

    Thanks

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by hendrik on 28 Jan, 2011 05:09 PM

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    Hi,

    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 albums.

    Obviously you do not want to use the replace option for songs that you don't want the BPM values to be replaced.

    Hope this helps,

    -hendrik

  5. 5 Posted by Richard Mackin on 29 Jan, 2011 03:21 PM

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    Thanks Hendrik

    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 Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 9:09 AM, hendrik <
    [email blocked]<tender%[email blocked]>
    > wrote:

  6. 6 Posted by Richard Mackin on 29 Jan, 2011 06:48 PM

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    Morning Hendrik

    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.

    Regards

    Dick

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 30 Jan, 2011 03:59 PM

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    Hi Dick,

    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.

    Thanks for the positive feedback!

    -hendrik

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