hendrik on 08 Sep, 2018 09:20 AM
first off, just to clarify:
In beaTunes 4 there was a column/property named "Color".
In beaTunes 5 that same column was renamed to "Timbre".
Also, in beaTunes 5 a new property was introduced and it took the place of the old color property, thus is was also named "Color".
Why this change? The new color combines timbral and temporal properties of a song in a single color. The old color really just described timbral properties.
Regarding tooltip you see when you hover over a color, be it "Timbre" or "Color": That always matches the actual color you see. Confusion between different columns is not possible.
But these values are switched in the id3 tags for the same file (using mutagen to read the tags and convertinig the hex to decimal rgb).
In ID3, "Timbre" is embedded as "beaTunes_COLOR" and v5 "Color" is embedded as "beaTunes_tempo_timbre_COLOR". For compatibility reasons, the ID3 TXT names follow v4 conventions.