KEY (or even !?COLOR?! [Stop the madness!]) field in iTunes?!?!

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Sean B.

11 Nov, 2013 10:36 AM

I understand iTunes will not let me add a customized field (i.e. create a "Key" field in iTunes), but I was wondering if it was possible to replace a traditional iTunes field ("Comments" would be perfect, or another I never use) with the unique values of a beaTunes field? I assume there is some way, possibly quite complicated...but you never know with Apple.

Thanks for your time. Really. Thank you.

P.S. impressive software you created. Great job.

* beaTunes: 3.5.16
* JVM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM
* Version: 20.65-b04-462
* Vendor: Apple Inc.
* OS: Mac OS X 10.9, x86_64
* Library: iTunes
* Memory: 92m - 256m
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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 11 Nov, 2013 10:45 AM

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    Hi Sean,

    please check the beaTunes preferences and go to the plugin tab.
    There you'll find a plugin to copy key info over to iTunes.

    Note that it's an "Analysis Task", that means, once you have installed the plugin, restart beaTunes and then analyze on of the songs you already have a key for. In the Analysis Options dialog, you will see a new option "Copy key to comment" or something like that. Make sure to enabled that task.

    Hope this helps,


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by hendrik on 11 Nov, 2013 11:09 AM

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    Oh - and thanks for the praise!
    Really appreciate it :-)

  3. 3 Posted by Sean Branigan on 11 Nov, 2013 06:14 PM

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    You couldn't have explained it better. With this prompt of a response, you certainly deserve the praise.


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by hendrik on 11 Nov, 2013 07:25 PM

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    If you're into hacking, this may also be of interest to you.



  5. 5 Posted by JUKE179r on 20 Jan, 2014 11:19 PM

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    Excellent info!!!
    I needed a way to incorporte the Key info into my music files to be used while DJing with Traktor Pro software… and this was what I was looking for!

    Cheers hendrik!

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by hendrik on 21 Jan, 2014 08:30 AM

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    you might also want to read



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