Duration of Initial Library Synchronization?

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14 Jan, 2010 07:30 PM


I have purchased/licensed/installed beaTunes 2.1.1 and launched it for initial iTunes library synchronization.

Just wondering approximately how long this should take, as it has been running for almost 24 hours at this point.

beaTunes shows no progress bar, just under analysis a "task queue (23987)" with progress dots

checking the beaTunes directory, the "gc" file continues to increase in size, currently at 593 megabytes.

My iTunes is immaculate, with 12,000 total songs impeccably organized and tagged.

I am running Windows 7 on a nice powerful quad processor machine, iTunes 9.0.2, the iTunes database is 29 megabytes.

Windows 7 shows the beaTunes2.exe has been consistently using 30% of the CPU.

Any thoughts?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 14 Jan, 2010 07:39 PM

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    Hi Tom,

    from what it sounds like the initial library synchronization has already happened and beaTunes is analyzing your songs for whatever you configured.

    The task queue (23987) means that there are still more than 23000 songs in the analysis queue - which is odd, because you have only 12000. Is it possible that you added your library twice to the queue?

    In any case, with 4 cores and probably a nice chunk of RAM, this should probably go faster and the fact that the gc file is growing so much is not a good sign either.

    Could you please shut down beaTunes and then zip the gc file as well as the log files (in c:\Users\username\\AppData\Local\tagtraum industries\beaTunes\logs) and send them my way? There is probably something we can do to improve the situation.

    However, it is a fact that audio analysis takes some time and that it uses a lot of CPU. So while we can't eliminate the process, but probably speed it up some.



    PS: Assuming things are working as expected (and I don't think they are), click on the "analysis task" in the left panel and than take a look at the bottom status bar. There should be something like an ETA, which will give you an idea how long things will take at the current speed.

  2. 2 Posted by tzylstra on 14 Jan, 2010 08:53 PM

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    Thank you for the prompt reply. I realized I had both beaTunes 2.0.8 and 2.1.1 so I decided to shutdown beaTunes then completely uninstall every remnant of both versions, including searching thru the registry with regedit.

    I rebooted, downloaded beaTunes 2.1.2, installed and launched.

    This is where it gets strange, at one point months ago I believe, I might have had about 24,000 songs in iTunes, but have been deleting every song not rated 4 stars or 5 stars, hence why my library is now down to 11,600 or so songs.

    When I launched beaTunes I got the following errors:
    Error: Schema versions don't match. Required: 16 Found: 13

    Fatal Error: Schema Evolution Failed:
    org.h2.jdbc.JdbcSQLException: Duplicate Column name KEYALGORITHM (42121-79)

    Any help you can offer most apprecited, it feels to me like somehow beaTunes is trying to use some old iTunes library information despite all my efforts to start fresh.

    The beaTunes log file is created, but is a 0k file.

    P.S. My iTunes library is like a work of art at this point, super high quality album art, 90% of the songs have lyrics embedded, all ID3v 2.4 tags are meticulously populated, so beaTunes will be a great tool for enhancing this iTunes library.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 14 Jan, 2010 09:11 PM

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    Hi Tom,

    if you have no valueable data in your beaTunes library, simply shut down beaTunes, delete c:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\tagtraum industries\beaTunes\database and then restart beaTunes. It will rebuild it's internal database and things will be fine.

    Note that if you do that you will loose all color, key information as well as the fractions of your BPM. Please let me know, if you actually have any of them and we might be able to save that info somehow.

    Hope this helps,


    PS: That log file you are referring to, is not the actual log file. The real logs for beaTunes 2.1 are in c:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\tagtraum industries\beaTunes\logs.

  4. 4 Posted by tzylstra on 04 Feb, 2010 07:21 PM

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    Thank you, your solution worked perfectly, beaTunes is working great now, most appreciated!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 04 Feb, 2010 10:51 PM

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    Awesome! Thanks for letting me know!


  6. hendrik closed this discussion on 04 Feb, 2010 10:51 PM.

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