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15 Jul, 2019 11:28 AM

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Thanks Hendrik,

I do have some other questions.

I’ve recently replaced my existing 512GB ssd with a 1TB ssd. I did this so I would not have to carry an external drive with me ,all the time. I now have a dilemma. I’ve done a lot of processing with Beatunes and do not want to lose the changes I made. SO, I’m not sure how to approach adding the music files to a new volume without losing Beatunes metadata. I was thinking about simply dumping the files onto the iTunes pane with consolidate selected, but I just wanted to be sure this function doesn’t overwrite what I’ve done so far.

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 15 Jul, 2019 11:28 AM

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    I just migrated my library over to my internal laptop drive. How I did this is by dragging the music folder onto iTunes while having the consolidate library selected. iTunes seems to be okay but unfortunately the tracks are not displayed in the library screen . The number of files seems to be displayed properly but the pane is empty. The files are visible when you select one of the playlists.

    Also, Beatunes seems to want to analyze the tracks again.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by hendrik on 15 Jul, 2019 11:33 AM

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    Depending on whether you are using an iTunes- or a folder-based library, beaTunes embeds all analyses results into the files. This is always the case for folder-based libraries. For iTunes-based libraries (and if I remember correctly, that's what you are using) you can enable this behavior before analysis by checking the box "embed non-iTunes fields".

    If you have done this, you may simply re-create your beaTunes library from your files. More info here.

    I was thinking about simply dumping the files onto the iTunes pane with consolidate selected, but I just wanted to be sure this function doesn’t overwrite what I’ve done so far.

    Frankly, I don't fully understand what you mean with that?

  3. 3 Posted by James Dillard on 15 Jul, 2019 04:14 PM

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    Should I try reinstalling Beatunes and will doing so lose any data?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by hendrik on 15 Jul, 2019 04:50 PM

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    Should I try reinstalling Beatunes and will doing so lose any data?

    On macOS, deleting the beaTunes5.app will not remove any data, which also means that reinstalling has no effect.

    Why would you reinstall it? What are you trying to achieve?

  5. 5 Posted by James D on 15 Jul, 2019 05:18 PM

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    I have a Windows 10 Laptop. When I select the library link on the upper left, nothing is displayed in the pane where the music tracks are supposed to be displayed. I can only see music tracks if I select a playlist.

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  6. 6 Posted by James Dillard on 15 Jul, 2019 05:20 PM

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    Here's what I'm looking at. Notice the "library" link is selected but there's no tracks displayed in the pane to the right.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 15 Jul, 2019 05:23 PM

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    Is there anything in the filter field (upper right corner)?

  8. 8 Posted by James Dillard on 15 Jul, 2019 05:36 PM

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    I'm stupid yes, there was. Everything is fine now.

    Thank you

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by hendrik on 15 Jul, 2019 06:37 PM

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    Ha! No worries—you’re not the first person who forgot about the filter field!

  10. hendrik closed this discussion on 20 Jul, 2019 08:43 AM.

  11. Vibespace re-opened this discussion on 22 Aug, 2019 04:34 AM

  12. 10 Posted by Vibespace on 22 Aug, 2019 04:34 AM

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    Hi Hendrik,

    I just had to restore my laptop manually and install everything. I used
    an old iTunes folder, including the media folder to load the music I
    have on a backup external drive. At one time it was the main library and
    I had to connect it to my laptop. I, since then, installed a larger
    sized ssd but had issues and that's why I had to start over. So, my
    problem is this, I installed Beatunes and it immediately gave me a
    message to tick the allow other applications to use iTunes library. The
    problem is, it's already ticked even though I'm still getting this
    message. Do you have a fix for this? Maybe it's looking for the XML file
    in the wrong location (which might be the external drive)? Should I try
    moving the xml file to the new location? c:/users/myusername/music/iTunes?

    Thanks

    hendrik wrote:

  13. Support Staff 11 Posted by hendrik on 22 Aug, 2019 07:15 AM

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    What is the exact message that you see (screenshot)?

    Is it iTunes Library.xml file not found.Please turn XML library sharing in the iTunes advanced preferences on.?

    If so, beaTunes shows that dialog when the path to the XML file returned by iTunes either cannot be read or beaTunes fails at talking to iTunes in the first place. Do you see any other error messages, indicating COM communication failures?

    Could you please upload your logs files (from within the app, Help -> Upload Logs). They may shed some light on this.

    Thanks.

  14. 12 Posted by James Dillard on 22 Aug, 2019 07:34 AM

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    I just uploaded via [email blocked]

  15. Support Staff 13 Posted by hendrik on 22 Aug, 2019 07:58 AM

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    Thanks.

    Because of the failure, the logs unfortunately only contain garbage.

    Is it possible for you to pause analysis, restart beaTunes and upload another set of logs. Perhaps that produces cleaner information.

    Thanks,

    -hendrik

  16. 14 Posted by Vibespace on 28 Aug, 2019 11:17 PM

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    Hi Hendrik,

    I was able to get Beatunes to connect to my new iTunes library. I am now
    trying to remove 16 thousand duplicates and wanted to know if there was
    a more effective way instead of making a selection for each set of
    duplicates?

    Thanks

    James

    hendrik wrote:

  17. Support Staff 15 Posted by hendrik on 29 Aug, 2019 06:17 AM

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    How are you doing it right now?

  18. 16 Posted by James D on 29 Aug, 2019 07:18 AM

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    I have been using the inspection process and then selecting one of the options. Pretty much “One by One”.

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  19. Support Staff 17 Posted by hendrik on 29 Aug, 2019 11:10 AM

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    You can also select multiple issues at once.

    From https://blog.beatunes.com/2015/02/improving-tags-through-inspection...:

    Note, that when you select more than one issue at once, not all displayed solutions will necessarily be appropriate for all selected issues—however, they will only be applied to appropriate issues.

    Obviously your mileage will vary, if you don't check every single issue.

  20. 18 Posted by James D on 30 Aug, 2019 05:33 AM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: NullPointerException while making playlist

    I was attempting to make a playlist and matchlist and received the errors? What do you think I should do?

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