Running Task Queue is sensitive to doubleclick

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21 Jul, 2010 01:56 PM


I like your beatTunes quite a lot. Matchlist creation works really well.

But what I have found is, that the running task queue is sensitive to
doubleclick enabling changes to the displayed id3 tags.
If I doubleclick accidently on a running waiting queue entry, I can change
song tags. Even worse, since the queue is changing, changeable (with
an input-enabled field) tag-values can hop from song to song (partially
messing up the tags), and get written as soon as I click on another list
entry (and disable the modifyable entry).
What I would expect is, that the running task list is read-only. No
changes allowed in this list. It just displays whats running in the background.

Okay, this is not the wishlist. What I would like to have are the most
important features of powertunes. These are fix dead tracks and
find orphans in the itunes library. So I can use only one complementary
tool for itunes.

  Regards and best wishes,

Changed: Fixed a typo.

  1. 1 Posted by MK on 21 Jul, 2010 02:27 PM

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    I use beatunes 2.1.11, itunes 9.2.1, os x 10.6.4

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by hendrik on 21 Jul, 2010 05:56 PM

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    How are those powertunes features not covered by beaTunes' inspections?


  3. 3 Posted by MK on 21 Jul, 2010 06:11 PM

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    I have beatunes since yesterday, so it is fairly new for me.
    In the properties->inspektion window I have found the
    "missing files" mentioned. This seems to be similar to the "fix dead tracks in powertunes.

    But I have not seen the "find orphans" of powertunes in
    beatunes. It searches the media folder for files, that are missing
    in the itunes library.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by hendrik on 21 Jul, 2010 06:15 PM

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    Yeah, you're right - that's not in there by default.
    Part of it is covered by though. Perhaps I should add that for beaTunes 3...


  5. 5 Posted by MK on 21 Jul, 2010 08:29 PM

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    I read, that there are some plugins available. I will give it a try and see...

    I have some ideas about improving bpm recognition accuracy.
    I read here that not all first time users are sufficient with the bpm recognition.
    What I would think of could be an improvent based on using the genre tag of a properly tagged itunes database as hinting for the bpm algorithm to decide, which intervall for the bpm value is appropriate.

    I had also slight problems in the beginning. The default values of rayshot algorith and automatic sounded good (actiually I didn't understand a word what I should choose and the predefined values sounded good ;-).

    After I did rtfm, I found out that I really should choose something better, and I picked, of course, the recommendation of 70-140 bpms mentioned in the manual.

    Therefere, I think of using hinting based on the music genre, like Pop, Rock, Alternative, unlikely does more than 120, so a couple of profiles, that are chosen, based on genre could be helpful.

    I am not sure, if this really works out well, but giving it a try with a few dubios songs (like pop ballads with a dominant conga, like the Sade Song, mentioned in another post) and a few hardwired bpm-profiles based on the genre, at least could be worth the try.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by hendrik on 28 Jul, 2010 02:20 PM

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    Thanks for the input, Michael!


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