Server down?

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Rob Goldman

22 Apr, 2011 09:29 PM

Hi there,

I'm trying to fix the metadata for a bunch of files and I am getting a server down error. Any chance its on the server side? I've tried everything and my connectivity seems to be fine...

  1. 1 Posted by Rob Goldman on 23 Apr, 2011 03:09 AM

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    And now getting this error:

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by hendrik on 23 Apr, 2011 07:53 AM

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    Hi Rob,

    which version of beaTunes are you using, what is the exact "Server Down" message during which operation and are you using any plugins?

    If you are using plugins, please make sure you use their latest incarnation (if you are using the latest beaTunes version).


  3. 3 Posted by jjamesge1 on 23 Apr, 2011 02:39 PM

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    I get an error also when I try to analyse a song:

    "A server error has occured. Please try again later."

    I"m using the trial version, so I've only got so many days to decide if I want to buy the product or not.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by hendrik on 23 Apr, 2011 08:05 PM

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    you can always work around that issue by unchecking all "use online resources" boxes in the analysis options - values are still computed.
    That said, there have been a couple of problems with the server recently - right now it should be up and running again.


  5. 5 Posted by jjamesge1 on 24 Apr, 2011 02:10 AM

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    Thanks. The server is now working. I had to have the server working in order
    to test some tracks. Namely the genre is too generalized on the program I
    used to metatag my songs. So in order to test the server, I had to see if it
    would change the genre of the songs, and it did correct the song to the more
    relevant tag.
    BTW, the example track I used to test the server was a Village People song.
    Its genre was tagged as Soul/R&B. Beatunes corrected it to Disco.

    I think I'll get the full version of Beatunes, so I can fix my entire
    library and make sure I have all the available options for my songs when
    fixing them.
    Again, thanks for emailing me and letting me know the server was up and

    Oh, btw, how do you make playlists? I heard you could drop a couple tracks
    into it or something, and it would spit out a playlist that had similar
    songs. Presumable when I have more metadata, like BPM, color, and key, I'd
    get better results. But for testing purposes, how do I do that?

    -----Original Message-----
    From: hendrik
    Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 3:05 PM
    To: [email blocked]
    Subject: Re: Server down? [Problems]

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by hendrik on 24 Apr, 2011 07:47 AM

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    Hi James,

    just FYI: the server server that was down had nothing to do with the lookup of genres. There are multiple ones in play here..

    To create a playlist, select some songs, and hit the "New/Create Matchlist" button in the toolbar. It will use a ruleset (you can define) and some filters to create playlists.


  7. 7 Posted by jjamesge1 on 24 Apr, 2011 07:13 PM

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    Ok, I’m going to go ahead and get the full version. As long as it does what I want, it doesn't matter to me how it adds/fixes/changes the meta tags.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: hendrik
    Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 2:47 AM
    To: [email blocked]
    Subject: Re: Server down? [Problems]

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by hendrik on 24 Apr, 2011 07:17 PM

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    That's a kind of pragmatism I can appreciate! :-)


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