hendrik on 09 Feb, 2018 06:30 PM
How does beaTunes interact with iTunes?
When beaTunes writes changes, it tells iTunes about then and they should be reflected in iTunes immediately.
When iTunes writes changes, beaTunes needs to synchronize. You can trigger this manually via File -> Synchronize or enable Automatic synchronization on Windows activation in the general preferences. The latter is not really suited for very large collections as it may cost a lot of processing power, if you enjoy switching back and forth between applications a lot.
How do I define a Greatest Hits album from a single artist, with songs from different years? I don't want it to be a compilation in the folder structure. But inspection flags as errors different years on album tracks if not a compilation?
Inspections report issues that could be errors. It's up to you, whether you regard them as errors.
After I have added new music in iTunes, does it appear in beaTunes or do i have to find the files and add them to the beaTunes library?
on 10 Feb, 2018 10:13 PM
If I analyse the tracks to update the YEAR metadata, on a greatest hits or compilation album, does your database use the year of the album release or the year of each song’s original release date?
hendrik on 12 Feb, 2018 09:44 AM
The data in the database is crowd-sourced. I.e. whenever you look up something, you are sending your metadata so that matching metadata can be found. The metadata is anonymized and stored. What's returned to you is the "consensus" from many users.
In other words: I cannot tell you whether it's the release year of the compilation or the release year of the individual song.