Beatunes runs very cery slow...

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Thierry Jourget

29 Jun, 2020 07:50 PM

Hello,
I own an important music library and I am cleaning it ; I keep some elements, trnsform other... .
My computer is a MacBook 2014/2015, with a SSD ( 2To), 16 Go RAM ; musical library about 600 Go ; Music library managed by iTunes which became Music.
I bought Beatunes to automate certains, tasks, in order to have my music library classified as I wish (leave or remove certain presentation elements, remove redundant elements such as the name of the composer, for example or translate an English term into French, like the word classic, etc.).
Beatunes should do this very well, but it works very slowly, it's really very disappointing. I read some posts and I tried some manipulations, like deleting the location of the file ; the result was not decisive when, after "cmd a", then "cmd i", I want to remove the name of the composer already present or the cd number.
Currently, I have to do all the manipulations one after the other, without being able to automate. It is really very restrictive ...
What can I do to use this software effectively in comfortable and efficient conditions?
Thanks in advance,
Best regards,
Thierry Jourget.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 30 Jun, 2020 07:26 PM

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    Hey Thierry,

    how many tracks are in your library?

    Beatunes should do this very well, but it works very slowly, it's really very disappointing.

    Do inspections and analysis not work for you? What exactly would you like to achieve and how does beaTunes fail you?

    If you're interested, I can issue a refund.

    Cheers,

    -hendrik

  2. 2 Posted by Thierry Jourget on 01 Jul, 2020 02:40 PM

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    Hey hendrik,

    I have a lot of music, it is true, on my computer (Folk, Rock, traditional, French music, Pop, jazz, Classical, for example the Integral of Mozart, of JS Bach, of L. van Beethoven ... ) ; in total, several hundred GB, in mp3, AIFF, … . I was a teacher in Music and Choral Singing, now retired !
    But I remain reasonable with regard to beatunes : I do not process all my music librarian or very large playlists at the same time !!! For the moment, for example, I manage the music which I have concerning Mozart ; I deal first with one folder where there is vocal music, then another where there are sonatas, then a third where there are the symphonies … ; I do things little by little.
    What I don't understand is that, in this case, beatunes processes, I think, only a little data at a time, and it does not react either very arbitrarily or very slowly.
    Example : when after having selected in the media library a window of 25 lines (cmd a), I then do "cmd i", there I should be able to quickly intervene on the different fields to personalize them (delete information, add more, replace "baroque" by "Classic", etc ...), and there, it is really very very frustrating to see the absence of reaction of the software.
    I mainly use the "Media library" window and rarely but sometimes the "Inspection" window, which is really too long to load.
    This is the problem (s) that I meet. What can you do in my case ?
    Best Regards,
    Thierry

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 02 Jul, 2020 04:24 PM

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    Hey Thierry,

    opening many files with cmd-i is indeed very slow in beaTunes. I am sorry about that and cannot change it. However, there are many tricks you could try. For example editing track information in the main table. beaTunes will try to assist you with that: https://blog.beatunes.com/2017/06/the-little-things-smart-mass-edit...

    How many songs are in your library (just the count, not the gigabyte)?

    Thanks,

    -hendrik

  4. 4 Posted by Thierry Jourget on 06 Jul, 2020 05:37 PM

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    Hi Hendrik !
    How many songs are in my library ?!?
    It's impossible to answer correctly...
    A few thousands, I believe...
    Jazz ? A lot
    Folk/Contry/West Coast... ? A lot (just one example : I own all ths songs of Joni Mitchell, I'm very fan of her -> 28 albums... near 250 songs ?
    Classical ? a lot
    French songs ? A lot
    Rap ? near zero
    Disco ? near zero
    Dance ? near zero
    Electro ? Near zero
    Thanks,
    Thierry
    Why this question (number of sons rather number of GigaBytes ?)

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 06 Jul, 2020 06:36 PM

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    How many songs are in my library ?!? It's impossible to answer correctly...

    In the View menu of beaTunes, please turn on the status bar, if it is not already on and then select the main Music playlist. The number of tracks is then shown in the status bar.

    Why this question (number of sons rather number of GigaBytes ?)

    For beaTunes performance GigaBytes is irrelevant, only the track count determined performance.

  6. 6 Posted by Thierry Jourget on 07 Jul, 2020 12:01 PM

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    Hello Henrik !
    I do that : I have near 33 thousand "songs" on my Hard Disk.
    That said, I like it when things are clear : even if Beatunes is ... "finicky", I still manage to get some satisfaction from him ; it also seems that the latest version (5.2.10) improves things.
    I repeat, I never process more than 20/25 titles at a time.
    So Beatunes is perfectible but it's still good software.
    Here.
    PS : Could I have an info (via sms or mail) when I receive a reply to one of my messages?
    thanks in advance.
    Thierry Jourget

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 10 Jul, 2020 07:27 AM

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    Hi Thierry,

    I do that : I have near 33 thousand "songs" on my Hard Disk.

    Thanks. So that is large, but not super large. beaTunes should be able to handle that.

    Could I have an info (via sms or mail) when I receive a reply to one of my messages?

    You should always received an email, when someone answers your questions in this forum.

    Cheers,

    -hendrik

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