I am using operating system OSX Lion 10.7, but had the same
before updating from 10.6
Beatunes 3.02 and Beatunes 2.1.20
the reason i was switching back to beatunes 2.1 is that 3.02 is
very very slow on my system
i cannot attach all my log files, they are 32 MB zipped
hendrik on 24 Jul, 2011 02:31 PM
it looks like your internal beaTunes database is somehow
dysfunctional. Can you please zip the folder
Support/beaTunes/Database/ and send it my way - perhaps
something can still be saved.
on 25 Jul, 2011 10:32 AM
i like to use version 3 but currently its so slow on my machine that i had
to switch back to version2 version3 was simply too slow for me.
i had not tried version 3 on osx lion which i updated already.
anyway i want too switch to beatunes 3 and if i have to accept the slow
speed i will.
hendrik on 25 Jul, 2011 11:45 AM
in your database folder, please move the files ending in
.sql and .h2.db to another folder and try
again. If that does not have the desired effect, please zip the
.sql file and send it to me (i.e. attach to the
The problem here seems to be, that the beaTunes 2 database does
not appear to be in the best state anymore and therefore migration
to the newer database format fails. But perhaps the information in
the .sql file is still valid and can be restored.
does the utility report any errors? if so, what does it
if you saw an error message (some sort of "exception" perhaps),
delete all files in your Database folder,
except the ...sql file.
now start beaTunes 3
if you did see any error messages, beaTunes will create a brand
new database, importing what it can from your audio files.
If you didn't see any error messages, beaTunes will start with
what was saved from beaTunes 2.
In either case, because of the size of your database, this will
take a while. Have a cup of coffee, walk the dog, watch the news,
If you have embedded metadata into your files (setting in beaTunes
general preferences), most if not all of your data will be
on 26 Jul, 2011 11:19 AM
1. my database folder is empty except the .sql file
2. the command runs without any errors, see screenshot
3. starting 3.03beta works and shows no errors at all
there is no music in my mediathek, only books and films, however all
playlists are present and there seems to be all files but not listing as
4. after a sync with itunes library music appéars in the list
hendrik closed this discussion
on 26 Jul, 2011 11:57 AM.
hans.muehlbauer re-opened this discussion
on 26 Jul, 2011 12:59 PM
on 26 Jul, 2011 12:59 PM
thx for your help,
beatunes 3 looks slower on most things for me, especially cleanup from
for example in version 2 a single click was enough to select an option,
now its click and accept
the whole process of cleanup is more cumbersome to me right now.
anyway i will not switch back to version 2 now and stay with rev 3 for all
hendrik on 26 Jul, 2011 04:01 PM
Admittedly, you need to select an option and then still apply
But you can do it with the keyboard now. I.e. select an option
using the tab key or typing in the solution number and then just
hit Enter to apply it. Compared to having to select a solution with
the mouse that should be a lot faster. That said, you can still
select and apply with the mouse, by double-clicking a solution.