Writing Key/BPM to Mp3 Tags

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Johnny B

15 Apr, 2010 02:38 PM

Hey guys,
Is there the possibility of Beatunes writing the analyzed information (i.e. Key) to a Mp3 Tag.as I want to use the Keys in Traktor/serato etc?
Cheers Johny

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 15 Apr, 2010 02:54 PM

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    Yes - there is an option in the General Preferences to embed non-iTunes info like that straight into your files.
    Unfortunately, it only gets written, whenever you change something.

    -hendrik

  2. 2 Posted by Joseph on 05 May, 2010 06:12 AM

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    If I want to show the key, bpm and color information in other dj programs or mp3 players like foobar, how does the non-itunes info get embedded? and does it have specific script like %beatuneskey% or something? Thanks!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 05 May, 2010 07:42 AM

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    Hi,

    Before calculating the key etc turn embedding of non-iTunes fields on
    (in general prefs).

    Software that knows how to read the corresponding id3 tags should be
    able to display the values.

    Thanks,

    -hendrik

    Am 05.05.2010 um 07:14 schrieb Joseph <[email blocked]
     >:

  4. 4 Posted by der.zw3rg on 19 May, 2010 12:14 PM

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    i just wrote a mp3tag action that copies the key + the bpm to the comment field and converts the key from "Circle of fifths" to "Camelot wheel".

    hope that one helps if you want the "mixed in key"-feeling in traktor or serato

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 19 May, 2010 02:03 PM

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    That sounds pretty cool...
    What's this mta file extension?
    Would you want to repost this as jar or zip?

    -hendrik

  6. 6 Posted by der.zw3rg on 19 May, 2010 02:12 PM

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    mta is the fileformat actions are saved in mp3tag ( http://mp3tag.org ) but it is plain text so you can open/write the mta files with notepad.

    to use it just put it into %ProgramFiles%/mp3tag/actions/ (if i remember right) and choose the action from the actions menu. have fun :)

  7. 7 Posted by der.zw3rg on 20 May, 2010 04:49 AM

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    a little update to the mta file. 4 "Circle of fifths" to "Camelot wheel" conversions was named wrong but working fine now

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by hendrik on 20 May, 2010 06:57 AM

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    Ok - just to make this perfectly clear for others:

    Your extension is not a plugin for beaTunes, but an extension for mp3tag.

  9. 9 Posted by der.zw3rg on 20 May, 2010 07:23 AM

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    it is an action for mp3tag and not a plugin for beatunes. right. but it depents on the beatunes made analysis so i thought it would be best posted here :/

  10. 10 Posted by der.internet on 09 Feb, 2011 02:09 AM

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    Hi,
    if i enable this it deletes my ReplayGain Tags from Foobar.... :(
    Any Way to avoid this?

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by hendrik on 09 Feb, 2011 07:54 AM

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    Which version of beaTunes are you using?

  12. 12 Posted by der.internet on 09 Feb, 2011 12:23 PM

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    its the up to date version. also i want to make clear i dont mean the Replaygain of iTunes (it's called Sound Check there i guess), What im talking about is the tag album_gain and track_gain from foobar.

    But i dont know... if Beatunes is screwing my proper Tags it would be risky to use for me.

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by hendrik on 09 Feb, 2011 01:23 PM

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    Hm.. please try 2.1.18 (released today) on a test song.

    Does it still mess up your tags?
    If it does, do you know, which id3 tags foobar uses for replaygain?

    Thanks,

    -hendrik

  14. 14 Posted by der.internet on 09 Feb, 2011 01:46 PM

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    I will try this :)

    These the foobar replaygain tags:

    %replaygain_album_gain% %replaygain_album_peak% %replaygain_track_gain% %replaygain_track_peak%

    thx for your support :)

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by hendrik on 09 Feb, 2011 01:48 PM

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    Not sure what those are, but they don't look like id3 tags.

    -hendrik

  16. 16 Posted by der.internet on 09 Feb, 2011 01:51 PM

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    these are non-standard tags i guess, for Reference see http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Replay_Gain_specifica...

  17. Support Staff 17 Posted by hendrik on 09 Feb, 2011 01:54 PM

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    Thanks for sending the link.

    My guess is, that the issue has been fixed in 2.1.18, because it contains a fix dealing with TXXX frames.

    But, you might want to check on some not so important files...

    -hendrik

  18. 18 Posted by der.internet on 09 Feb, 2011 03:00 PM

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    it work's fine now, thank you so much :)

  19. Support Staff 19 Posted by hendrik on 09 Feb, 2011 04:19 PM

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    Great. Thanks for checking.

    -hendrik

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