Thanks for the quick response, and please forgive my ignorance if I'm
misunderstanding the program. I've attached a couple screenshots of what
I'm talking about. So, on bandcamp (the first screenshot), the artists can
classify their music with tags which is really helpful for all the
microgenres on the site.
On Beatunes, I see the previously used tags section (second screenshot).
I'm assuming this is being pulled from last.fm? My question is, would it be
possible to use the API or maybe some other setting to pull the tag
information from bandcamp?
I'm just trying to be able to organize the music more specifically by the
artist's tags. Right now, the matchlist function doesn't work very well
with my library because all the specific genre information is buried within
those bandcamp tags.
I also submitted my library to the server if it's helpful! Any advice you
might have would be very much appreciated!
Once the plugin is installed properly, it should be listed in the Preferences -> Plugins pane (see attached screenshot). To use it, you have two options:
In the tags section of the Get Info dialog there is a little round button that lets you import top tags. This will search both LastFM and Bandcamp.
In the analysis options (that's the dialog that pops up, when you choose to analyze something) there is a new task (at the very bottom, you'll have to scroll) called "Import bandcamp tags". Simply enable that task.
Unfortunately, bandcamp does not embed some sort of real ID into its files. But it does embed a comment like Visit https://someband.bandcamp.com. beaTunes reads this comment and then accesses the site. This is somewhat hacky and won't work if you have chosen to manipulate the comment field in some way. So your mileage may vary.
I will and thanks again for your rapid response. I’m blown away by your program, it’s really fantastic!
Thanks, Shane! :-)
If you run into any problems with this, please let me know!
PS: After 5.1.4 is out, the plugin will be available via the regular plugin download mechanism.
For some reason, Beatunes5 didn't create a folder in my Application Support
folder. However, I can access the package contents directly from the app in
Applications. Is it possible to put the plugin there?
hendrik on 17 Apr, 2018 12:54 PM
most likely you are looking at the wrong Library folder (macOS has multiple ones and hides the one you need).
To navigate to the correct Library folder, open Finder and open the menu Go and then Go to Folder.... Then enter ~/Library/Application Support/beaTunes/. The ~ is absolutely essential for this to work.