BeaTunes on macOS Big Sur using iTunes instead of Music app

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Joseph Torres

29 Aug, 2022 07:29 PM

I am running macOS Big Sur 11.6.8, I have installed iTunes using the application Retroactive. I used this method to install and run iTunes on macOS Mojave. BeaTunes would read the iTunes Music Library.xml file and would open iTunes. In moving from Mojave to Big Sur, I installed Big Sur on a different internal drive and then used migration to set up Big Sur on the new drive. The Mojave BeaTunes files were migrated to the new Big Sur application support folder. Upon opening BeaTunes on Big Sur, it would read the migrated BeaTunes database but instead of opening iTunes, it would open the Apple Music app instead. I don’t wish to use the music app. Is there a way to make BeaTunes open iTunes and read the iTunes xml files like it use to instead of Music app? Do I need to manually migrate files and/or databases? Is there coding that was changed to facilitate this. Can I edit the code to point it to iTunes instead of the Music app? Any help to resolve this would be great appreciate, thank you.

  1. 1 Posted by Joseph Torres on 29 Aug, 2022 07:31 PM

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    I forgot to mention that I am using BeaTunes version 5.2.26

  2. 2 Posted by Joseph Torres on 29 Aug, 2022 07:53 PM

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    Sorry, it is actually BeaTunes version 5.2.28

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 30 Aug, 2022 08:12 AM

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    Hi Joseph,

    I’m sorry, but on Big Sur, only is supported.


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