beaTunes
beaTunes 3.5.18
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beaTunes is an organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music Library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.
What's New
Version 3.5.18:
  • Fixed some intra-list drag-and-drop issues.
  • Fixed track id deadlock issue in filesystem-based libraries.
  • Song ratings for iTunes libraries can now be embedded.
  • Fixed middle-of-song silence issue.
  • Fixed matchlist filter with ranges.
  • Workaround for //?/ paths in Win.
  • Small Retina-related fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Latest Java 6 (use Apple Software Update)



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beaTunes User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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AndreasB9012 reviewed on 14 Oct 2013
This software needs to have its error handling revamped. They need to IMMEDIATELY supply a 64bit version that actually uses my system memory (i have 12 gigs of ram + swap but this shitty software only uses 1280 m or so = 10% of availiable memory) and it constantly chokes on having to little memory availiable. It is highly unstable and when it crashes you don't even get an onscreen message it just sits on the screen looking just as if it is still working)
[Version 3.5.16]

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AndreasB9012 replied on 14 Oct 2013
The above is regarding the Windows version
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Tagtraum Industries Incorporated (developer) replied on 15 Oct 2013
I'm working on a 64 bit version for Windows, a beta version and more info about this topic is available here: http://blog.beatunes.com/2013/09/64-bit-on-windows-round-2.html

On OS X, beaTunes has been 64 bit for a long time.
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Qb replied on 15 Oct 2013
So why post your rant here on the Mac side?
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GeoProf commented on 28 Jan 2013
$34.95? This greedy developer is delusional.
[Version 3.5.11]


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Mountabe reviewed on 16 Oct 2012
Great program. Coder should be shot. This is 2012, not 1812.
[Version 3.5.7]

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Holypoly replied on 11 Dec 2012
Exactly - This Is 2012. Not. 1812.
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Mountabe replied on 27 Jan 2013
Hell yeah
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UntilGravity reviewed on 16 Jun 2012
I needed something to help me quickly (meaning over the course of a few days) analyze my entire music library before a DJ gig after transferring all of my music to a new hard drive. beaTunes was very efficient and fairly straightforward to use. It wasn't 100% accurate, but out of a library of several thousand songs it was easily in the 95th percentile for accuracy. I could live with that.

beaTunes even detects the key and tempo (BPM) of each song. Those features alone saved me several hours of tedious work. It's easy to sort music by genre, but a DJ needs more information than that. beaTunes did well by me - not perfect, but very, very good.
[Version 3.5.5]


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brianhayes reviewed on 18 Apr 2012
Lookup databases are a mess for all of us. Hopefully the music industry will someday learn to help its customers.
[Version 3.5.4]


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MacZapIt commented on 21 Jan 2012
No ratings yet...as I am currently starting a test run with this software..... Gonna throw 240,000 MP3s at it and see what happens. Currently it is synchronizing with my music library. Throwing a few log entries out there as it works....but progressing nicely. Will add more as we go along.
[Version 3.0.12]

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MacZapIt replied on 22 Jan 2012
Processed my library....now doing the inspection.... Got the Program's window up in the background right now. Not slowing my Mac Mini at all..... Seems to be chewing it's way through 240,000 MP3s without a hitch so far. More later....
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MacZapIt replied on 22 Jan 2012
Finished the inspection.....display window opened upwith all the issues that it found.....MANY.... THEN FROZE...... Had to force quit........ Restarted it....came up with a locked database....chose to unlock the database and continue..... Waiting now.......
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MacZapIt replied on 23 Jan 2012
CRASH......Not responding is what I am getting now.... It has managed to lock up my mac several times....reboot....and try to start again....spinning wheel....and NOT RESPONDING. Kills the bottom dock also. The only way to make it go away is to FORCE QUIT. Will keep checking this....but a NO GO for me! Maybe if they can fix it and get it to handle 240,000 MP3s... You would have thought that they would have already tested it with a ton of MP3s.......

Anybody have any remedy for the lock up?

Any similar experiences? How many MP3s in your library?
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MacZapIt replied on 24 Jan 2012
Saved it!! Read through their FAQs...and gave the program more memory 2GB.....started watching the Activity Monitor and the beaTunes log files..... Things started moving.....Playlists were being built....The window filled in...I could adjust the preferences....and just started deleting my duplicates. Hooray.....

And I just payed for a license.

After a few minor hiccups....and a few manual adjustments....working like a charm. Well worth the money! Buy this.

Don't assume it is hung....look at your logs and your activity monitor....and give this baby enough memory........
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Tagtraum Industries Incorporated (developer) replied on 06 Feb 2012
Thanks for the positive review!

The average music library contains a couple of thousand songs and the default settings work well for a collection that size.
Your collection clearly falls in the *very large* category and adjusting the memory settings like you did is absolutely the right thing to do.

For others: Here's the corresponding link, http://www.beatunes.com/beatunes-outofmemoryerror.html

Also, if you experience issues, please simply contact us at http://help.beatunes.com/

Thank you.
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Soundfreak reviewed on 01 Jul 2011
I have been a Beatunes user since version 1 and I just purchased an upgrade license from v2 to v3.
I can't live without this soft. It saves hours of management of iTunes Library, fixing misspellings, genres, etc.
BPM function is great and having the (accurate) BPM information in Traktor's iTunes list is great !
A must-have for anybody who wants to manage iTunes Library without pain.
Macbook Pro 2.3 GHz - 10.6.8 - iTunes 10.3.1 with 1TB+ of music
[Version 3.0.2]


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partofthepuzzle reviewed on 10 Jun 2011
Note: I meant to give 5 stars for features but for some reason it's stuck at 3?

beaTunes is one of the essential tools for anyone who wants to get the most out of their iTunes library and ver. 3 puts into the elite group of analysis tools. As a DJ, I find the key and bpm analysis to be extremely accurate and endlessly useful but anyone who love music and wants better ways to understand how to organize their library will find a lot of value with beaTunes.

I've been using it since 1.0 and one of the best things about beaTunes is the support of the developer, which I rate a 5+++. He really cares about the product and is always willing to help and to listen to user feedback.

Also, I've used beaTunes on Mac and Windows and it works identically, which is a positive result of the Java code base (don't let the Java codebase turn you off, it works very well).

It's very discouraging that Apple's needlessly restrictive policies have kept a well established app like beaTunes out of the Mac App Store. Let's keep supporting other avenues for Mac app distribution like MacUpdate!
[Version 3.0.1]


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myfarmertan reviewed on 10 Jun 2011
beaTunes saved my library. After years of ripping cd's that were eventually stollen from my car. My only copies were in iTunes. After using another app that miss named half my collection I was able to use beaTunes to find and repair the damage that was done. I now have a clean iTunes library with no duplicates. Overall the small amount of money I paid for beaTunes has saved me thousands of dollars.

Another thing I really like is how the creator of beaTunes has passion for what he has created. He seems to always be on the look out for how it can be refined and improved. It brings a lot of comfort knowing this application that i think is a need to have for anyone with iTunes is being actively maintained.
[Version 3.0.1]

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Tagtraum Industries Incorporated (developer) replied on 10 Jun 2011
Thanks! Really appreciate it!
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Big Hum reviewed on 12 Mar 2011
Pretty good app, really slow if you have a huge iTunes library
[Version 2.1.18]

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AndreasB9012 replied on 14 Oct 2013
It's really slow for anything but a modest music collection. I specified the maximum possible memory settings and still ran in to trouble doing only one of the many options to detect and update tags (in this case colour) and i still had to split all my music in to 8 separate directories for the app to even manage this single analysis task (moving into separate DIRs meant corrupting all paths to my music, used in several other music apps).

It is long after 2006 and I can't believe there is not a 64bit version of BeaTunes with decent memory support.
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Mcusr had trouble on 14 Jan 2010
@developer

The "mipcore" process launches multiple threads, and they keep running after all tasks are done, or even after beatunes quit altogether. They take 100% processor load and often keep running for so long for no apparent reason while the program should be idle and have to be force quit.

(OSX 10.6.2 / 2.1 - 2.1.1 - 2.1.2)
[Version 2.1.2]

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Beatunes (developer) replied on 18 Feb 2010
The mipcore process is a piece of software from http://www.amplifindmusicservices.com/ (formerly MusicIP) - we are talking to them to get the related problems resolved.
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Doug S. had trouble on 08 Aug 2007
It says you can automatically determine the BPM of a song, but last time I downloaded it I first had to choose a range. Is there a way to bypass this and just have beaTunes determine it for me?
[Version 1.2]

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beaTunes (developer) replied on 08 Aug 2007
You are correct - one first has to choose a range. Typically 70-140 BPM covers most music. The reason for this is explained in our FAQ.
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bango had trouble on 28 Sep 2006
I love the Idea of beaTunes. Its a type of tool I am always looking for, because it helps cleaning my huge collection and moreover provides another way to create auomatically built playlists.

BUT: So far it did not work with my iTunes-Library on my external HD. It just does not save/sync the results...
I'd buy it, if I knew it just works on my G4 powerbook. The Shareware method limiting time I do not like. If I just could do a max of 10 files, I could try subsequent versions and test them on my PB.
[Version 1.0.7]

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beaTunes (developer) replied on 29 Sep 2006
We have tested beaTunes with external harddrives and it should work fine (granted that the hd is connected during analysis). Please feel free to send us your log files from ~/Library/Logs/beaTunes/ and we will investigate what went wrong.

support (a) beatunes.com
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bango replied on 03 Oct 2006
I got very friendly, competent and fast support from the developers. Now it works as promised und I love it!
The problem I had, had nothing to do with beatunes itself, but with a corrupted DivX installation.

By the way: "The Inspector" is an awsome bonus-feature beside the BPM-Detection, since it helps me to correct Id3-Tags very fast and to delete dead entries in my iTunes-Library!

Thumbs up!
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flopka had trouble on 06 Jul 2006
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but whenever I use "Tap Beat" it asks me if I want to save the new BPM value I have determined, but when I say "OK," it doesn't save the new value but just reverts to the one I'm trying to change.

The only way I can change a BPM to its proper value is to use Tap Beat to figure out what it is, and then try to re-analyze the track in that range and hope it comes out right. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.

Manually trying to change the BPM field doesn't work either. Changes don't take.

Using 10.4.6 with Intel-powered Mac Mini.
[Version 0.8]

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flopka commented on 06 Jul 2006
Actually, none of the BPM values seem to get saved when I quit the program. Trying to finding matching songs never comes up with anything either no matter how much I tweak the search parameters.

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AndreasB9012 rated on 14 Oct 2013

[Version 3.5.16]



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Paul Taylor rated on 20 Aug 2013

[Version 3.5.15]



bookpusher rated on 21 Apr 2013

[Version 3.5.12]



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Macmartinm rated on 13 Nov 2012

[Version 3.5.8]



bookpusher rated on 09 Sep 2012

[Version 3.5.6]



Willy4711 rated on 28 Jul 2012

[Version 3.5.5]



Krutarthshah rated on 07 Jun 2012

[Version 3.5.5]



Thorium rated on 28 May 2012

[Version 3.5.5]



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Monzterdk rated on 20 May 2012

[Version 3.5.4]



frunk63 rated on 06 May 2012

[Version 3.5.4]


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Date:28 Jan 2014
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beaTunes is an organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music Library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute).
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in.
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other.
  • Create matchlists, i.e., playlists based on one or more sample songs.
  • Browse songs from your music collection that match the currently selected song.
  • Find all songs iTunes marks with an exclamation mark and remove them from the library.


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