ANALYSISDATE should not be written if no other fields are written

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shaforostoff

05 Dec, 2017 01:05 PM

beaTunes writes ANALYSISDATE tag field into (at least flac) files even if that is the only field to be written (i.e. 'replace existing key' checkbox is off and the file already contains key information). Can that be disabled?

I'm using beaTunes 5.0.5 on osx 10.9. My flac music archive is over 15gb and this behaviour is important for me because i'm backing up my collection on a regular basis using rsync and I would like only the files that were indeed changed to be transferred during backup. Adding ANALYSISDATE field uncoditionally changes modification time for all files.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 05 Dec, 2017 02:48 PM

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    Hey,

    can you please try the current dev snapshot from https://www.beatunes.com/download/beaTunes-5-0-6-SNAPSHOT.dmg ? It should not embed the analysis date anymore, if nothing was changed.

    Please let me know, if this works for you.

    Cheers,

    -hendrik

  2. 2 Posted by shaforostoff on 06 Dec, 2017 12:47 AM

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    The ANALYSISDATE field is not added anymore if the song I analyze already contains key information, _but_ now it adds BEATUNESPRINT field, although i have all checkboxes off (including 'take fingerprint') except 'analyze key' when i trigger analysis.

    also both 5.0.5 (win and osx) and your snapshot give me error messages on each start, then i need to restart beatunes and wait until database (file-based) is recreated.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 06 Dec, 2017 09:20 AM

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    but now it adds BEATUNESPRINT field, although i have all checkboxes off (including 'take fingerprint') except 'analyze key' when i trigger analysis.

    If the fingerprint does not exist and something else is calculated from the audio, beaTunes also calculates the fingerprint. I just checked the code, this is nothing new.

    also both 5.0.5 (win and osx) and your snapshot give me error messages on each start, then i need to restart beatunes and wait until database (file-based) is recreated.

    That is not a good thing. Did you have trouble shutting beaTunes down? Or memory issues? If this happens again, can you please upload your logs (via Help menu)? I'd love to see what's causing this.

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