how many songs can i analyze?

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Laura Stevens

08 May, 2021 10:21 AM

Hi There - I've run Beatunes through my apple music account in an attempt to obtain the BPM value for my entire library.... but it only does 19 songs... is this because I'm using the free trial version...? do I need to buy the full version to do my entire library?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 08 May, 2021 12:29 PM

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    Hi Laura,

    beaTunes works best with unencrypted music you own. If you are using the streaming service Apple Music., you are just renting the music and the audio can only be read be Apple products. Unfortunately, that's how Apple wants it.

    The only way beaTunes can find the BPM for DRM-encrypted music is by looking up values via the files' metadata, i.e. title , album, etc.

    So to get the BPMs, you might want to select some songs (or choose analyze all) and then—in the analysis options dialog—make sure to check the option "Use online resources" for all tasks you are interested in (see attached screenshot). That way beaTunes first tries to look up BPM values instead of computing them using your files.

    Hope this helps—let me know how this works for you,


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