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Michael Fink

16 Jun, 2017 07:12 AM

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Hello Hendrik!

I trust that this note finds you doing well.

I'm writing for some help. I recently got a new Mac mini and transferred my
files and apps over from the old one, but Beatunes4 isn't working. The icon
is a "Question Mark" and it doesn't open. Clicking the icon, in my dock,
does nothing.
Help?

Cheers,

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 16 Jun, 2017 07:13 AM

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    Hey,

    I'd re-install beaTunes using the latest beaTunes 4 release. It's available on https://www.beatunes.com/en/beatunes-download-old.html

    -hendrik

  2. 2 Posted by Michael Fink on 16 Jun, 2017 05:26 PM

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    Thanks for the link.
    Question:
    On the page that you linked me to, it says,
    "beaTunes 1 to 4.x are not actively developed anymore."
    Just looking for clarification as to what exactly that means.
    Does this mean there is a newer version out that I would need to purchase
    to have the most up to date copy of the program?
    Does this mean that the version I have beatunes4, is no longer being
    maintained and updated?

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 16 Jun, 2017 09:53 PM

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    "beaTunes 1 to 4.x are not actively developed anymore."

    Unless there are major bugs discovered in the near future, it is unlikely that there will any more updates for beaTunes 1 to 4.x.

    Does this mean there is a newer version out that I would need to purchase to have the most up to date copy of the program?

    Correct. Version 5 has just been released. If you own a version 4 license you can purchase the upgrade license from the website (for $11.95).

    Does this mean that the version I have beatunes4, is no longer being maintained and updated?

    As stated above: yes, unless there a major flaws discovered in the near future.

    After roughly 3 years of free updates and maintenance it was time to move on.

  4. 4 Posted by Michael Fink on 16 Jun, 2017 11:17 PM

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    Would you be able to link me to something outlining the advantages of the newer version? And I'm curious as to what the difference between version five and version for car, aside from the fact that version five is still being developed.

    Kind regards,
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  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 17 Jun, 2017 06:56 AM

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    Hey,

    there is this FAQ entry and also a bunch of stories on http://blog.beatunes.com/

    Cheers,

    -hendrik

  6. 6 Posted by Michael Fink on 19 Jun, 2017 06:15 PM

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    Good morning!
    After reading the articles you wrote, and the FAQ section I think the new
    version, 5, sounds awesome. What's the process for upgrading to the new
    version? Are there any discounts codes for current users?

    THANKS!

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  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 19 Jun, 2017 06:20 PM

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    I think the new version, 5, sounds awesome

    :-)

    The license costs $11.95 for people who already own a beaTunes 4.x license.
    You can get it here.

    To upgrade, make sure beaTunes 4 has an empty analysis queue, then stop it, download beaTunes 5 from the website, install it and then start it.

    beaTunes 5 will update your internal database, which will take a while.

    Once it's running, try it out. If you like it, buy a license and enter the registration details via the Help menu.

  8. 8 Posted by Michael Fink on 19 Jun, 2017 06:36 PM

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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    What am I to do, to make sure that Beatunes4 has an empty analysis queue?
    Also, you said, and then "stop it". Do you mean Quit Beatunes 4? before
    downloading 5? I'm sorry, I feel a little dumb at the moment, unable to
    follow your train of thought through this process.

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  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by hendrik on 19 Jun, 2017 06:39 PM

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    What am I to do, to make sure that Beatunes4 has an empty analysis queue?

    You know—beaTunes can analyze stuff. It does so by placing tasks in an analysis queue and then emptying that queue. Yours is probably empty anyway, so no reason to worry.

    And yes: With stop I mean quit beaTunes in case it is running.

  10. 10 Posted by Michael Fink on 19 Jun, 2017 07:26 PM

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    Under the Getting Started section of the article on your blog, you suggest
    running color analyzation, as well as "update popularity data"
    When I click on the ANALYZE section, I see the option to check for color,
    but am not seeing anything that says "update popularity data"
    Help?

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  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by hendrik on 19 Jun, 2017 07:27 PM

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    It's at the bottom, you have to scroll down.

  12. 12 Posted by Michael Fink on 20 Jun, 2017 08:20 PM

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    Thank you!

    If I have a bunch of music files that aren't sorted into files, is there a
    way to use your program to organize batches of files into folders like:
    Artist, album, etc...?

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  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by hendrik on 20 Jun, 2017 09:39 PM

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    If I have a bunch of music files that aren't sorted into files, is there a way to use your program to organize batches of files into folders like:
    Artist, album, etc...?

    I'm not sure I understand your question...

  14. 14 Posted by Michael Fink on 20 Jun, 2017 10:14 PM

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    I'm asking if Beatunes5 has the ability to organize my music.
    I have quite a few music files that are not separated into folders. I'm
    wondering I Beatunes5 can organize them into folders by artist, album, etc.

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  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by hendrik on 21 Jun, 2017 06:48 AM

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    I'm asking if Beatunes5 has the ability to organize my music.

    I'm guessing you are talking about music files and folders, i.e. on the OS level.

    The answer is, that beaTunes does not care much about files and folders. So no, it cannot do that. It is only concerned with metadata stored in those folder, i.e. ID3 tags.

  16. 16 Posted by Michael Fink on 14 Aug, 2018 09:02 PM

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    Hi!
    I trust that you are well.
    Thanks for continuing to improve upon the Beatunes program. I have not used
    it in quite a while and have jsut upgraded to the latest version. In doing
    so I noticed that the library is empty. So I need to redirect the program
    to where my iTunes library is currently as I keep it on an external hard
    drive.
    I am blind and have had trouble navigating the threads online and figured
    best to jsut reach out directly.
    First, I am not sure, when I am "adding a library" if it should be a
    Database or iTunes base...
    Secondly, not sure if I should direct Beatunes to the folder containing all
    my music files, or to an XML file somewhere?
    I do not know how to find the XML file, but I can find the music folder
    containing all my music

    Can you help me get my new Beatunes version all set up?

    Thank you for your time.

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  17. Support Staff 17 Posted by hendrik on 15 Aug, 2018 05:04 AM

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    Hey Michael!

    In doing so I noticed that the library is empty.

    Is the search field in the upper right corner empty? Sometimes people forget they still have something in there and wonder why nothing is shown.

    So I need to redirect the program to where my iTunes library is currently as I keep it on an external hard drive.

    beaTunes does not need to know where your audio files are. It needs to know where your iTunes Library.xml file is.

    First, I am not sure, when I am "adding a library" if it should be a Database or iTunes base...

    Since you seem to be using iTunes, use an iTunes-based library.

    Secondly, not sure if I should direct Beatunes to the folder containing all my music files, or to an XML file somewhere?

    You need to find the iTunes Library.xml file, not the folder with your audio files.

    I do not know how to find the XML file, but I can find the music folder containing all my music

    It's typically in ~/Music/iTunes/. But only if you have told iTunes to export it. To make sure it does, open iTunes, then the iTunes preferences, go to Advanced and make sure that Share iTunes Library XML with other applications is turned on.

    Hope this helps!

    -hendrik

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