fatal error the java vm ran out of memory

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andrew graham

30 Jul, 2011 02:59 PM

im considering buying this program, but i just got this error when doing a scan of bpm using rayshoot.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 30 Jul, 2011 03:04 PM

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    Hi Andrew,

    I'd suggest either setting the fast-accurate slider to a center position or - if that's where it was to begin with - go to the preferences, analysis options, and lower the number of parallel tasks.

    In the first case, changes only take effect for songs newly added to the task queue.
    in the the second case, you need to restart beaTunes for the setting to take effect.

    Hope this helps,


    PS: Out of curiosity... do you have either lots of songs or lots of cpu cores?

  2. 2 Posted by andrew graham on 30 Jul, 2011 03:07 PM

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    i had about 80 tracks in the que. i have 4 cores, but paralel tasks is at the default.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 30 Jul, 2011 03:12 PM

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    The number of tracks in the queue don't matter - I was wondering about the total number of songs in your library.

    Anyhow, the default for parallel tasks is actually specific to how many cores (actually: hyperthreading 'cores') your machine has. I recommend lowering it by 1, as with 4 cores it most certainly wasn't at 1, right?

  4. 4 Posted by andrew graham on 30 Jul, 2011 03:16 PM

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    i have 4 cores, and 4 threads.

    it was set to use 3.

  5. 5 Posted by andrew graham on 30 Jul, 2011 03:16 PM

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    and my itunes library has about 5.5k tracks.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by hendrik on 30 Jul, 2011 03:41 PM

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    Well, simply restart then, make sure you don't set the accuracy slider for the Rayshoot BPM detection to the max and things should be good.

  7. 7 Posted by andrew graham on 31 Jul, 2011 06:19 AM

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    i keep restarting, heeding your advice, and ive set the processes to 2 now. it crashes every few minutes.

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by hendrik on 31 Jul, 2011 07:54 AM

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    That's not good. Can you please send me your logs?
    http://help.beatunes.com/kb/troubleshooting/where-are-the-beatunes-... tells you where to find them (if you are on Lion, please note that the Library folder is hidden) and how to send them.



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