hendrik on 22 Mar, 2010 07:26 PM
So, do the values not show up in beaTunes, iTunes or both?
E.g. /Users/howardartig/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Dwight
Yoakam/This Time/05 Two Doors Down.mp3
Upon restarting beaTunes does it show a BPM of roughly 103? What
does iTunes show?
The Key and BPM are showing fine for that song in beatunes.
The BPM is showing for itunes. The key can't be displayed in itunes,
is that correct?
I noticed that I have beatunes synching with itunes, there are about
20,000 songs, could that be stopping new songs from being analyzed?
Also, when I try to analyze a song now, it says "server error, please
try again later".
hendrik on 22 Mar, 2010 08:17 PM
yes - the key cannot be displayed in iTunes unless you use one
of those plugins mentioned in the news blog.
The syncing does not keep songs from being analyzed, but it may
delay the showing of the correct values in beaTunes. Not switching
back and forth between beaTunes and other apps all the time is
definitely recommended (as it triggers syncs).
The server error may occur, because you have chosen to use
"online resources" in the analysis options. This will cause
beaTunes to first contact an online database to download the
desired data instead of calculating it. Sometimes that does not
I restarted beatunes. I shut off sync. I shut off check online
I still can't get songs to respond with key and bpm. When I try to
a song a small dialog box and a window sized box flash on the screen,
too quickly to read. Does that have any significance? Sorry for the
I really like this program and want it to work like it used to. Maybe
some settings incorrect.
hendrik on 22 Mar, 2010 08:53 PM
you can ignore that flashing dialog.
Having looked at your logs, I suspect that this is just a
display problem. I.e. the values are calculated and stored in
beaTunes and iTunes (as illustrated by that one song we emailed
about), but not shown right away.