Yes, you read that correctly.
I’ve turned off “Automatically Export Playlists”
Synchronise with iTunes was already off.
I’ve shut it down after the above change and will restart and let you know.
Have done as suggested.
Now nothing is loading at all.
Should I just try a clean install?
> On Aug 10, 2017, at 2:49 PM, P QT <[email blocked]> wrote:
> Hi Hendrik,
> Yes, you read that correctly.
> I’ve turned off “Automatically Export Playlists”
> Synchronise with iTunes was already off.
> I’ve shut it down after the above change and will restart and let you know.
>> On Aug 10, 2017, at 2:19 PM, hendrik <[email blocked] <mailto:[email blocked]>> wrote:
Just a quick note to let you know that it started loading titles, however it is doing what it was doing before…which is that the songs seem to load very, very slowly and I suspect, like before will not complete the task.
Previously, I’ve tried doing as you suggest.
I’ve let the system work and try and load the songs, however, even after 24 hrs it has shown the same set of songs without additions.
I’ll try and do that again.
All tunes are now showing up in the library tab.
I have not run a new analysis or inspection. Considering the sheer size of my library, I’m wondering if you might have some other suggestions re: settings for both analysis and inspection that i can use that won’t take weeks of computing time? Or perhaps some ideas as to how best to approach doing analysis and/or inspection of my music library.
hendrik on 11 Aug, 2017 07:37 AM
All tunes are now showing up in the library tab.
That's good news! :-)
To make sure you have the latest changes from iTunes you may need to run File -> Synchronize from time to time. The first time this is probably fairly slow, but beaTunes does some smart "diff'ing" that should reduce the sync times at least within a single run of beaTunes.
I’m wondering if you might have some other suggestions re: settings for both analysis and inspection that i can use that won’t take weeks of computing time?
You cannot limit inspection to just a certain number of songs. However, you can limit it to certain inspectors. To do so, please open the preferences and go to the inspection tab. There make sure that you only enable inspectors you are interested in (fewer is better, i.e. faster). Please make sure you disable any inspectors that have to do with cover art. Those are especially slow.
You can limit analysis to songs or playlists. You don't have to use Analyze All. In fact, because of a timeout, that's what failed before. However, you might still want to try, because it's convenient. And perhaps, with sync and export turned off, chances are better that it actually works.
To analyze just a playlist, select the playlist in the tree view on the left and then click on Analyze in the context menu or the File menu.
Whenever you choose to analyze your library, beaTunes will show you a bunch of analysis options. There are two important rules when choosing options:
Do not select anything that you don't understand. Changes cannot be undone. When in doubt, make sure you have a backup.
The fewer options you select, the faster analysis will be.
If you let me know, why you want to analyze your library, what your goals are, perhaps I can help you to choose the right options. Most people need only Fingerprints, BPM, and Color. Optionally, add Mood, Instrumentation and Popularity Data (at the bottom). The last three all require a reasonably fast Internet connection.
Keep in mind that each option makes analysis take longer. In particular, stay away from AcousticBrainz Submit, Segments and Similarity, Audio Normalization and Silence Detection. The latter tasks require substantial audio processing and reading of all your files.
I will attempt some of your suggestions.
My goal is to be able to create playlists much like genius does in itunes.
However, genius will not work with over 100,000 songs.
So what I have done as a work around is to create two libraries.
My regular full library and then a library under 100,000 and genius then generates a playlist.
However, this leaves a large portion of my library out.
hendrik on 11 Aug, 2017 02:02 PM
for something like Genius (in beaTunes: Play similar songs, in the context menu), you should analyze for BPM, Color and Popularity Data (last option at the bottom). Skip everything else. If the analysis works out kinda OK, do a second run with Instrumentation and Mood.
hendrik on 11 Aug, 2017 02:05 PM
One more thing:
In the general preferences, there is an option that allows you to embed fields that iTunes does not support. Turning this on before running an analysis, makes it so that all values are written to your files, not just to the internal database. This means that should the internal database crash for some reason, you don't have to repeat the analysis. The disadvantage is of course, that beaTunes will modify all your files. For the regular fields, it delegates this kind of task to iTunes.
I hope this note finds you well.
However, I am sad to report that I can’t get beaTunes to do anything.
It will not analyze even a single song. I’ve turned off everything except for analyze BPM and the system still refuses to do anything.
So on that note and unfortunately, I am done with this version of beaTunes. I have let it run, uninterrupted, for days on end.
If you would like me to try with your new update, I am happy to give it a go.
Let me know.
I will send you a log so that you can have a look as to what is going on [or not going on].
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that 5.0.4 is working its magic!
Unfortunately, my trial period is about to expire so I don’t know if it will complete the analysis prior to the expiry.
I’ll advise you as it goes through its’ machinations.
That is good to know.
Even though I am only analysing BPM + MOOD, the system currently tells me it will take approximately 4 days to complete.
Once that is done, I will try and see if I can get it to provide cogent music playlists.
If it works, I will be only too happy to purchase the product.
hendrik on 16 Aug, 2017 08:35 AM
as mentioned before, the best choice for playlist creation with Play similar songs would have been BPM, Color and Popularity Data. Just BPM and Mood probably won't lead to very good results (but one never knows). Also, leaving Mood out in a first run probably would have saved you some time.
In any case: I'm glad the analysis now starts as it should!