I updated flac tags with another tool, how do I tell beatunes?

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10 Mar, 2015 11:14 PM

I am trying the trial version.
I loaded my library, did not Inspect but did Analyze key, color, bpm etc.
Then I fixed tags in several flac files using another tool.
What is the best way to tell beatunes?

I tried to (re)Import some of the subdirectories in question and the # of songs
climbed, then returned to the earlier count. I imagine beatunes saw they were
duplicates. Unfortunately, it kept the old song names.

Do I need to drop the whole DB and reimport??
I don't know how much of the Analyze info is saved in the media files.
I believe I did check the save-in-file boxes where available when I ran Analyze.


* beaTunes: 4.0.20
* JVM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM
* Version: 25.31-b07
* Vendor: Oracle Corporation
* OS: Mac OS X 10.9.5, x86_64
* Library: FileSystem
* Memory: 92m - 512m
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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 11 Mar, 2015 08:20 AM

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    Did you try File -> Synchronize?
    That triggers a re-read of tags.
    However, if you have changed filenames, that may not work, as beaTunes can't know what you changed (the association between database and files is broken).


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