Persistent error message

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Andy F

20 Jul, 2011 07:51 PM

I'm running beaTunes 3.0.2 on a Mac OSX 10.6.8. Whenever I analyze a selection of songs I get a persistent error message popping up 'This application cannot be used to play this content'. It's really irritating. How can I stop this? Thanks for any assistance

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 21 Jul, 2011 09:49 AM

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    Hi Andy,

    I'm sorry you are experiencing this.

    The reason for this is some unwanted behavior by QuickTime.

    Basically what beaTunes does, is first try to decode a given file with CoreAudio, if that fails, it tries QuickTime. Event though beaTunes does not call any visual routines of QuickTime, the QuickTime library chooses in some cases to display the dialog you are seeing. And unfortunately, there is nothing I know of that I can do about this.

    Any idea which files (file formats) trigger the message? Perhaps simply not analyzing them is a viable workaround.


  2. 2 Posted by Andy F on 23 Jul, 2011 01:13 PM

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    Hi Hendrik
    There is no specific file format that triggers this. All my files are AAC. What is co-incident with this message is that the analysis returns a message: Unable to determine BPM for track '(name of track)'. You may want to change your settings or try another BPM algorithm.
    I am currently using SimpleSoundEnergy (range: Automatic).
    Thanks for your help with this. If you have any more ideas, please let me know.
    Andy F

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 24 Jul, 2011 02:48 PM

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    Hi Andy,

    first of all: RayShoot with range 70-140 leads to much better results (but takes a little longer).

    That said, if you see those messages, you know which files trigger this problem. Could you please attach one of these files?



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