hendrik on 06 Dec, 2010 10:14 AM
To answer your questions:
beaTunes does not scan all your files when you first start it.
That is probably why the key does not show up. To scan/import the
key field, first click on music in the tree panel and then on
analyze. Only select the import fields task and
only choose the key field. The import will be fairly
When clicking on Analyze beaTunes will show a dialog
that allows you to control precisely what will be done. Only choose
those tasks that you are interested in. Also, Analyze is
sensitive to what songs or playlists you have selected. I.e. make
sure you have selected what you want to analyze, before you
beaTunes stores the key in mp3 files exactly as specified in
the id3 spec. Any software can take this information and display it
in whatever way it chooses. It should not be necessary to change
the actual information in the file (in fact, I think that would be
a bad idea), but only to change what's being displayed. beaTunes
for now, does not display Camelot notation and I don't know of any
script that changes that.
beaTunes 2 needs iTunes to operate on a library, i.e. it
operates on whatever you have in iTunes.
Hope this answers your questions,
PS: Wanna make this thread public? I think it could be useful
for other people.
I tried importing the key on a small playlist and it did import
the keys very quickly but they are displayed as musical keys. I
have just checked my RE and now see that that program has a key
column for the musical key and a key code column to store the
Camelot code so I am guessing that the key field must be populated
by a musical key.
So to confirm that in the analysis process, if I check import
meta-data from files then beaTunes will just add in those fields
that have been tagged but iTunes will not display. The program will
not re-analyse and replace?
My question regarding the library is to confirm that if I were
to select a duplicate file to be deleted it can be deleted even if
I do not allow iTunes to keep my library organised?
Thanks for your assistance and by all means make this public. I
am going to purchase a license but a little hesitant as it seems a
new version is imminent.
hendrik on 06 Dec, 2010 11:08 AM
note that in beaTunes the musical key has a little tick mark,
just like a clock hand. It graphically indicates the position on
the circle of fifths, just like the Camelot notation does
The Camelot key is a trivial mapping of the musical key to a
number. So it's really the same information, just displayed in two
different ways. In all likelihood, RE only stores the key once, but
displays it in two different ways.
When checking import meta-data from files beaTunes will
only manipulate its internal database, not any files. I.e. no
analysis and no replacement of the data in the files.
And yes, beaTunes can delete duplicates even when the library is
not organized by iTunes. BTW: If possible, the files are moved to
the trash. So to actually clear your harddrive you should check the