BPM not being detected

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Dave Keeler

29 Mar, 2016 07:00 PM

I have a lot of salsa music files in my iTunes.
I got a lot of these files from a few DJ friends of mine, but when I ran beatunes, it did not detect the BPM for these songs.
Why is this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 29 Mar, 2016 08:22 PM

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    Hey Dave,

    it did not detect the BPM for these songs.

    Did not detect any BPM or did detect them wrong?
    If no BPM were detected at all, did beaTunes show any error messages?

    Cheers,

    -hendrik

  2. 2 Posted by David Keeler on 29 Mar, 2016 11:46 PM

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    No error message Showing and it detected some but not others.
    look at the screen capture

    [image: Inline images 1]

    Also in a play lost NONE of these were captured

    [image: Inline images 2]

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 30 Mar, 2016 04:59 AM

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    Any errors would be shown in the Analysis view (accessible via the vertical button on the left).

    Can you please select a bunch of those songs that don't have a BPM value, select Analyze from the File menu, and analyze them again for BPM.

    If beaTunes does not switch automatically to the Analysis view, please click on that vertical Analysis button.

    Do you see any error messages?
    If not, are the BPM now present?

  4. 4 Posted by David Keeler on 30 Mar, 2016 07:41 AM

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    HI there,
    I did as instructed but was given the following error messages.

       - Failed to use online resources. java.net.UnknownHostException:
       www.tunecortex.com
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Alma con alma': ws.audioscrobbler.com
       - Could not find any tags for 'Alma con alma'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Dueña de mi corazon': ws.audioscrobbler.com
       - Could not find any tags for 'Dueña de mi corazon'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Mi propio yo': Unexpected character (<) at
       position 0.
       - Could not find any tags for 'Mi propio yo'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Medley': Unexpected character (<) at
       position 0.
       - Could not find any tags for 'Medley'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Quedate conmigo': Unexpected character (<)
       at position 0.
       - Could not find any tags for 'Quedate conmigo'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Medley': Unexpected character (<) at
       position 0.
       - Could not find any tags for 'Medley'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Cosas del alma': Unexpected character (<) at
       position 0.
       - Could not find any tags for 'Cosas del alma'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Cuando te deje de quere': Unexpected
       character (<) at position 0.
       - Could not find any tags for 'Cuando te deje de quere'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'No somos nada': Unexpected character (<) at
       position 0.
       - Could not find any tags for 'No somos nada'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Delirio': Unexpected character (<) at
       position 0.
       - Could not find any tags for 'Delirio'.
       - Failed to fetch tags for 'Popeye El Marinero': Unexpected character
       (<) at position 0.
       - Could not find any tags for 'Popeye El Marinero'.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 30 Mar, 2016 07:44 AM

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    Hey,

    those error message look like either you were offline when you analyzed or beaTunes was blocked by your firewall.

    That aside: Did any BPM appear?

    Also, can you please send me your logs? http://help.beatunes.com/kb/troubleshooting/where-are-the-beatunes-... explains how.

    Thanks,

    -hendrik

  6. 6 Posted by Adamo on 13 Apr, 2018 08:37 PM

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    Hello I have just bought Beatunes and started analysing songs. I have noticed though that the BPM is giving me are totally wrong, some are half of what it should be.

    Why is that?

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 14 Apr, 2018 06:21 AM

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    Hey Adamo,

    please don't hijack unrelated discussions.

    That said, double and half errors are so called octave-errors. They happen for two reasons: For some songs, even humans tap at different tempi when asked to tap a long to a song. This happens because sometimes we choose to tap at different metrical levels. Algorithms often have the same problem, especially when the track contains a lot of eighths, which look like double-tempo.

    Octave errors may happen for some genres more than others.

    -hendrik

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