BPM Problem with decimal places that prevent iTunes from reading data properly

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Noljam

11 Dec, 2017 02:46 PM

I just downloaded the trial version and am considering buying the program. BeaTunes was very successful at analyzing the BPMs of my music. However, most of the BPMs I asked BeaTunes to analyze did not make it back into iTunes as changes to the metadata. Closer inspection revealed why. BeaTunes uses decimal places in its BPM metadata field, but iTunes does not allow decimal places. Thus, BeaTunes was unable to change the iTunes BPM metatdata of any file that was assigned a non-whole number BPM. I believe a simple fix would be to make it an option for BeaTunes to round its BPM estimates to the nearest whole number. This would allow BeaTuness to properly transfer BPM metadata to iTunes. Is such a thing possible?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 11 Dec, 2017 02:59 PM

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    I believe a simple fix would be to make it an option for BeaTunes to round its BPM estimates to the nearest whole number. This would allow BeaTuness to properly transfer BPM metadata to iTunes. Is such a thing possible?

    That's exactly the behavior that's implemented. I am surprised this does not work as expected. Can you please re-analyze some of the problematic songs and make sure you have "Force overwriting of fields" in the general preferences turned on, before you analyze?

  2. 2 Posted by Nolan Gardner on 11 Dec, 2017 03:05 PM

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    Ok. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I did that. It is processing
    now. I'll let you know how it goes.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 11 Dec, 2017 08:59 PM

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    I'll let you know how it goes.

    Please do!

  4. 4 Posted by Nolan Gardner on 14 Dec, 2017 01:05 PM

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    I'm still working on it. Progress is slow but steady. I have a large
    library. It seems to complete a fraction of what I ask it to do each time.

    First round: it completed 30,000 of 90,000 (4/12)
    Second round: 25,000 of 60,000 (5/12)
    Third round: 17,500 of 35,000 (6/12)
    Fourth round: currently working

    I am working on a 2015 MacOS desktop and asking BeaTunes to add BPM values
    only. It is relatively consistent in doing about 1,000 songs per hour, and
    the ratio of what it does to what I ask it to do is getting steadily better
    as I ask it do smaller numbers of songs. I am impressed and pleased thus
    far.

    Thanks for your help!

    Nolan

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 19 Dec, 2017 04:35 PM

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    It seems to complete a fraction of what I ask it to do each time.

    That's really odd... Where are the audio files stored? Fast internal disk or somewhere rather slow?

  6. 6 Posted by Nolan Gardner on 20 Dec, 2017 04:29 PM

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    Haha. Yes, you caught me. the library is stored on Dropbox, which is why I
    was not surprised at your program's performance. The 4th round of 17,500
    went very well, despite Dropbox. All the songs have now been successfully
    analyzed for BPM values. I am very pleased. Thanks again for your help!

    Nolan

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 20 Dec, 2017 05:43 PM

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    Alright—I'll close the discussion then!

    -hendrik

  8. hendrik closed this discussion on 20 Dec, 2017 05:43 PM.

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