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17 Sep, 2013 04:44 AM

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i would like to copy Key records on comment, for using with open key notation in Traktor, but i can't understand how you include and use the modules included in "preferences".

if this possible i Keep Beatunes, because i prefer philosophy of open source (than MIK)
thank you so much for your response.

* beaTunes: 3.5.16
* JVM: Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM
* Version: 24.0-b56
* Fournisseur: Oracle Corporation
* OS: Windows 7 6.1, x86
* Médiathèque: iTunes
* Mémoire: 92m - 256m
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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 17 Sep, 2013 02:51 PM

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    you can install the plugin via the preferences (as you probably have discovered).

    To actually copy the key to the comment field, click on Analyze.
    In the Analysis Options dialog you will find a new option (Copy key to ...). Select that option (deselect the other ones) and run the analysis. It will copy the key to your comment.

    Please try this out on a single track first, so you fully understand what it is doing.



  2. 2 Posted by Dominique JULIA... on 17 Sep, 2013 03:03 PM

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    Hi, I discovered finaly myself the method, but i can't copy "open key
    i want to copy 1d--12d and 1m--12m... (and not notation C,D,E,F,b,#...)
    Why, because Harmonic mixing use easy notation, not classic notes...

    actually, classic notation is reported, it's not my goal.
    it's shame because link between beatunes and itunes is good, but i buy
    beatunes just for compute Key and BPM in correct itune's fields...

    it's OK for BPM (but i have to recompute BPM in traktor because sometimes
    beat grid is not correct and finally i'm obliged to create List
    independently of itunes list, to recompute BPM in Traktor... it's

    it's not OK for Key. the field "Key" in itunes is not filled by beatunes
    computing key... and i have to include beaztunes key in comment... but now
    i have this problem : not open key notation is include in comment filed...

    do you Think that it's possiuble to have all function OK ?

    If not, would you lmike to refund me because i can't use beatunes and i'm
    obluged to switch for "Mixed in Key"...

    thank you very much for you quicky response.
    have a nice day !

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 18 Sep, 2013 10:38 AM

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    Hi Dom,

    I added a new plugin to the plugin repository named Copy open key to comment.
    Please restart beaTunes, open the plugin preference and install the thing. It will write key values using Open Key Notation.

    Does this solve the problem?



  4. 4 Posted by Dominique JULIA... on 18 Sep, 2013 11:54 AM

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    Hi Hendrik,

    Good job, It's perfect !

    if you want i can keep the contact with you for give you idea to develop
    Beatunes for develop some function intresting fro DJ, and not present in

    one of this function is :

    - when we add file in Mediatheque, some times we don't affect these files
    to List. after some days, these files are forget and not affected... and we
    don't have the function to know what file are not affected to a list.
    i think it's really anoying for DJ because they want to do more classified
    list and they don't want to forget a file in mediatheque.

    Would you like to include this function in beatunes ?

    thank you very much for your quickly response (Open key)

    have a nice day !

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 19 Sep, 2013 10:22 AM

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    you mean you want to have a way of finding songs that do not belong to any playlists?


  6. 6 Posted by Dominique JULIA... on 19 Sep, 2013 01:50 PM

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    Yesss !
    exactly !
    i have several songs, and impossible to find song are not inbcluded in
    list... these song are never played, it's shame.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 22 Sep, 2013 12:36 PM

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    Hey Dom,

    unfortunately, not quite so easy to do...
    But in any case, I'm always interested in user suggestions.
    Please start a new discussion at for new ones. That way they don't get lost.



  8. 8 Posted by Dominique JULIA... on 22 Sep, 2013 01:55 PM

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    Ok Hendrik I'll do That, maybe other user can explain their point of view
    it's more collective.

    thank's to you


  9. hendrik closed this discussion on 23 Sep, 2013 08:27 AM.

  10. Dominique JULIAN re-opened this discussion on 23 Sep, 2013 04:07 PM

  11. 9 Posted by Dominique JULIA... on 23 Sep, 2013 04:07 PM

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    Hi Hendrik
    I have another request to do in the "copy to comment".

    It's good to have finally the 2 keys (because i'm composer...). OK + KEY

    but the presentation look not very good.
    when i add 2 field the result is :


    Maybe it's better to get :

    OK: 5m / KEY: Dbm

    The visibility will be better in Traktor

    i propose :

    1/ Suppress ; in "copy to OK"
    2/ put <space> between OK: et 5m
    3/ the same for KEY:Dbm; (result is KEY: Dbm )
    4/ new script to put <space>/<space>

    with these corrections, we can organise informations like we want.

    thank you by advance

    All The best !

  12. Support Staff 10 Posted by hendrik on 30 Sep, 2013 09:05 AM

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    HI Dominique,

    Unfortunately, I can't create a new plugin for many multiple ways to export.... But, the next minor update of beaTunes will make it easier to create a scriptable plugin for this kind of stuff.


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