OK I THINK THIS IS THE SAME ISSUE IM HAVING TOO!
SO, I DONT HAVE THE COMPUTER IN FRONT OF ME TO CHECK, "embedding of
non-iTunes fields turned on or off" BUT I HAVE NEVER GONE IN THE
PREFERENCES IN THE BEATUNES APPLICATION EVER SO IT WOULD BE HOW
EVER IT IS SET UP FROM DEFAULT.
WHEN BEATUNES IS IN ANALYSIS MODE AND I GO OVER TO ITUNES TO CHANGE
SPELLING (OF A SONG, ALBUM) OR SOMETIMES EVEN PLAY A SONG IN ITUNES
BEATUNES FREEZES UP. I HAVE LEARNED TO WORK AROUND THE ISSUE AND
HONESTLLY HAVE NOT SEEN IT FOR THE LAST 3 UPDATES. BUT THEN AGAIN I
DONT TRY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. I WORK AROUND AND WOULD RATHER AVOID
on 28 Jun, 2010 06:19 AM
Hallo, i turned the option 'embedding of non-iTunes fields ' on.
The lock's don't appear in the log. It seems this fixed the main
issue, in this app. version. The second remark is a feature
request. I will post this to another forum.
Bottom line: The flag 'embedding of non-iTunes fields should be
(I noted also a performance benefit, but i need more testing to
confirm this). I suggest a new page in the help section
(documentation), which lists all the different flags and options
and the effect they have on the application.
Thanks for the help.
hendrik on 28 Jun, 2010 09:00 AM
@bootcokie: switching back and forth between beaTunes and iTunes
causes beaTunes to re-read (sync) the iTunes library as there may
be external changes. depending on the size of your library this
causes a significant load and may appear as freezing. you can
switch off the synching in the beaTunes general preferences, but
you might have to deal with outdated data shown by beaTunes.
hendrik on 28 Jun, 2010 09:02 AM
@juriann: Turning embedding on, will cause beaTunes to slow
down, as more file operations are performed. However, many people
working with more than just beaTunes and iTunes will want this
feature on. And yes, there should be better documentation.
What I still don't understand: How can you tell there is some
lock at all?
hendrik on 29 Jun, 2010 07:27 AM
As you know, iTunes does not show key, language or similar
columns. beaTunes does.
Now that also means that beaTunes can't store those values in
iTunes - it has to store them itself. It does so in its own
internal database. But that does not help you, if you want to
import the data into some other app, like some DJ app. For that the
values need to be stored in the audio files themselves, i.e. they
need to be embedded.
Turning embedding on in the general prefs, will make sure that -
when you run an analysis - the results will be embedded into the
files so that other apps can read them.