info about beatunes

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01 Oct, 2009 08:38 AM

I'd like to know a detail before buying the full version of beatunes.
So, the question:
After beatunes analyzed all my mp3s, does it save this info in the BPM tag
of the mp3 files? Or does it just store the info in some iTunes datafile?
I'd like to know if I could use these info from another
non-apple-and-non-itunes machine.

thank you,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 01 Oct, 2009 08:52 AM

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    Hi Francesco,

    First of all, all BPM related features are fully functional in the trial.
    BPM are communicated to iTunes and iTunes embeds the BPM into the audio files, if the file format supports this (mp3 does via id3). However, id3 only allows round numbers for the BPM field, so BPMs are rounded to the next integer (i.e. 123.3 becomes 123).

    There are some other infos like Key and Color, that are not communicated to iTunes and are only stored in beaTunes' internal database. If you would like to also embed them in your files, you have to check the corresponding checkbox in beaTunes' general preferences (embed non-iTunes fields).

    Hope this answers your question.


    PS: Would you mind, if I made this exchange public? I'm trying to establish public forum at Thanks.

  2. 2 Posted by francesco on 01 Oct, 2009 08:56 AM

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    Hi Hendrik.
    Thank you for the quick reply.
    No problem for me if you make our exchange public: please do correct my
    english grammar first :)


    On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 10:52, hendrik <
    [email blocked]<tender%[email blocked]>
    > wrote:

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 01 Oct, 2009 09:00 AM

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    Well, if there were any mistakes, I would :-)

  4. hendrik closed this discussion on 01 Oct, 2009 09:00 AM.

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