Preserve comment field

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21 Oct, 2018 06:42 PM

I have invested many hours over many years into my comments fields. Is beatunes able to concatenate to them or store everything elsewhere (where Serato can pick them up)?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 21 Oct, 2018 07:59 PM

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    Unless you tell beaTunes to manipulate the comment fields, it does not touch them.
    To be honest, I'm not sure I fully understand your question/use case. Could you please explain in more detail?!

  2. 2 Posted by Chris P on 21 Oct, 2018 08:02 PM

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    Huge thanks Hendrik, that answers most of my query. beaTunes extracts color, dancability, etc, as well as BPM and so on - is there a way I can get beaTunes to write that to the ID3 files, so that Serato can read it, without overwriting the Comments field of tracks? (Either by storing them somewhere else, or by concatenating them to the comments, or whatever.)
    Thanks again


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 21 Oct, 2018 08:18 PM

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    Serato should be able to read the regular id3 tags that beaTunes writes to.
    When you analyze with beaTunes you have the option to also write some things to the comment field (tags, key, ...). Just make sure you don't enable those options.

    Suggestion: Try it out with a couple of tracks first! Always have a backup.

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