hendrik on 15 Jul, 2019 11:28 AM
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.
hendrik on 15 Jul, 2019 11:33 AM
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?
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.
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?
hendrik on 22 Aug, 2019 07:15 AM
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.