May I get confirmation of a couple functions.

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23 Jun, 2010 07:08 PM

I'll try and be brief. But explaining why I'm doing it this way may help me get more accurate answers.

I have a large library of MP3 files. 30K or so. I have run the scan to find the key of each song. Looks to be awesome. I'm quite happy with that.

Then I sorted my entire library by key. Also awesome.

THEN I created a playlist for each key with beaTunes - a total of 24 individual playlists. One for each key. All currently empty. But showing up in beaTunes and my iTunes.

I want to add each song into their respective playlist ( For example, I wish to place each song done in C Major, according to beaTunes, in my playlist titled " C Major " ). The problem I am having is that when I go to drag or add any songs to their respective playlist, after I select my songs to add / drag, the act of physically dragging them to their playlist causes the screen to switch from my master libray ( where I have the songs sorted by key ) to the blank playlist the moment I cross into the playlist area. When I release the mouse to add them to the playlist, they are not added.

I hope I am explaining this correctly. Basically I cannot add songs to playlists within beaTunes. Am I not doing this correctly? After I have added songs to a playlist in beaTunes, they would show up in iTunes ( after synchronizing ) for later burning to a DVD or CD or whatever I am using that day, correct?

Also, on a slightly other topic - but just as important - I cannot read music. The symbols used to denote which key a song is in ( Obviously I can read the " C " or " F " part ) are Greek to me. Can I confirm that " # " means " Sharp " ? What does the " box " ( I cannot replicate that with my keyboard ) following the letter denote. " Flat " ? And I assume that only leaves the lower case " m " to be confirmed. " Minor ". Correct?

Thanks in advance. - Sean

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 24 Jun, 2010 08:02 AM

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    Hi Sean,

    Drag'n'Drop: You should be able to select your songs in the main window and drag them over to your empty playlist. In that moment, beaTunes will switch the view to show your empty playlist. Don't let that irritate you, just drop the songs on the playlist name in the tree view on the left. It should add your songs to that list (unless it's an iTunes smartplaylist - they are read-only).
    Should this not add the songs, something is wrong and I would be interested in looking at your logs (

    Suggestion: Take a look at the KeyToXX plugins in They would allow you to export the key data into the comment or grouping field. This in turn would allow you to simply create some smart playlists in iTunes, one for each key. This way you could have iTunes automatically maintain those playlists...

    Regarding notation: # means sharp, m means minor and the box you are seeing just means that your system cannot render the flat symbol correctly.


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