Beatunes GUI: remember preferences?

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12 Nov, 2013 11:55 AM


I am wondering something. If I customize Beatunes and take the time to organize what columns I wish to see and those I wish to remove from the user interface (i.e. BPM, color, key, etc), is there a way to "save" these preferences are copy them to a new computer? Or do I have to manually remove and add each and every column every time I install the program either on the same PC or a new machine?

How do I backup and export/import preferences like this for Beatunes for migrating?

Thank you!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 12 Nov, 2013 09:41 PM

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    Hi Chuck,

    Are you on OS X or on Windows?
    On OS X you could try to copy the file ~/Library/Preferences/com.tagtraum.beatunes.plist to the same location on the new computer.


  2. 2 Posted by Chuck on 12 Nov, 2013 09:47 PM

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    Windows 7 64bit.

    Thank you so much!

    It's such a pain to have to uncheck all those columns that I don't want to display, every time I reinstall or change computers :( Oy! If only there was a batch way to edit those columns, no?

    Can I at least save those preferences on Windows?

  3. 3 Posted by Chuck on 12 Nov, 2013 09:48 PM

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    I thought maybe an XML file or preferences2 in my AppData?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by hendrik on 12 Nov, 2013 10:00 PM

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    Sorry, under Windows it's a lot more difficult to get to the preferences (registry).

    But did you know, that once you clicked on a song, you can go to the View menu and select View Options… you get an easy to use dialog that allows you to choose columns?


  5. 5 Posted by Chuck on 12 Nov, 2013 10:06 PM

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    Son of a gun. I didn't know that. I was right clicking on the column headers themselves, and choosing one by one by one.........ugh!
    I feel stupid :)

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by hendrik on 12 Nov, 2013 10:07 PM

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    Well, it is a little hidden ;-)

  7. 7 Posted by Chuck on 12 Nov, 2013 10:14 PM

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    One last question please: is there a way to save the index of your mp3s in beatunes so it doesnt have to rescan the files on a new PC or a new install?

    For example, I have 10,000 files (mp3s). Beatunes has anaylzed them. Is that information indexed in a file somewhere on my PC that I can transfer with Beatunes to a new PC or new install, and save a re-analysis? Or must I rescan mp3s when i reinstall Windows or change to my other PC?

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by hendrik on 13 Nov, 2013 08:53 AM

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    Hey Chuck,

    of course there is an index, it's in the database ( tells you where it is). However, because iTunes usually uses different keys on a different computer, it does not make sense to migrate it to a new computer—all the references would be broken.

    If you're concerned about data like BPM, key, color etc. please check out and .

    Hope this helps,


  9. 9 Posted by Chuck on 13 Nov, 2013 10:38 AM

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