beaTunes News

Monday, November 7, 2016

Update: beaTunes 4.6.9

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Because of playback problems with some FLAC files, today's update contains a new version of FFSampledSP, which is based on 3.2. Further, the folder-based synchronization has been made more robust, and some other minor things have been added, improved or fixed.

As always, you can download the new version from the download section of the website.

Most important changes in 4.6.9

  • Added mood keywords to embed special fields action.
  • Enforced lowercase ISO-639 language codes.
  • Fixed early abortion of folder-based synchronization.
  • Moved to Java 8u112.
  • Moved to FFSampledSP 0.9.16.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Update: beaTunes 4.6.8

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Mostly thanks to user-feedback, today's update fixes a number of little things having to do with showing the right cursor, dealing with filter issues, synchronization artifacts etc. That aside, the most important change is probably, that for now I have dropped support for directly writing to STEM files. Whenever the file manipulation happens via iTunes (in an iTunes-based library), things work as expected. But beaTunes itself will not modify STEM files anymore. It turned out that the library beaTunes uses for MP4 manipulation wasn't able to correctly adjust a certain value for all five streams contained in a STEM, which led to problems when playing the file in Traktor. The problem is understood and fixed, but a newer version of the library that contains the fix is not released yet.

People using MIK made me aware that it uses different tags when writing the initial key into OGG and FLAC files. I have updated beaTunes to make sure that they are imported correctly.

Last but not least, a bug that led to rare application crashes was fixed in both MFSampledSP and FFSampledSP, which is why I updated both libraries.

As always, you can download the new version from the download section of the website.

Most important changes in 4.6.8

  • Added support for MIK-style key tags for OGG and FLAC.
  • Fixed loss of sort order after folder-based library sync.
  • Fixed manually entered ratings shown as computed until sync.
  • Fixed possible disappearing resize cursor for table headers.
  • Fixed display refresh problem when editing inline while a filter is set.
  • Removed some tagging support for stems, due to file corruption issues.
  • Improved automatic iTunes library detection (non-ASCII paths).
  • Improved resilience against Windows COM errors.
  • Moved to MFSampledSP 0.9.7.
  • Moved to FFSampledSP 0.9.15.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Update: beaTunes 4.6.7

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macOS Sierra has descended upon us and perhaps you are one of the brave who installs a X.Y.0 version. If so, with all sincerity, I wish you good luck!

That said, I am not aware of any Sierra problems with beaTunes. Should you find any issue, please let me know!

Today's update is just another maintenance release. As always, you can download the new version from the download section of the website.

One little bit of info not found in the notes, is a new config switch for Windows, which lets you control the main font size. More info can be found in the forum (but please don't download the snapshot build mentioned there—the switch is now in the regular release).

Most important changes in 4.6.7

  • Fixed LastFM authorization problem (scrobbling).
  • Fixed replace-existing-value logic in some analysis tasks.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

beaTunes 4.6.6

This is just another little maintenance release, fixing two noteworthy and a couple of smaller issues.

As always, you can download the new version from the download section of the website.

Most important changes in 4.6.6

  • Fixed compilation-related issue with "same album, different year"-inspector.
  • Fixed failure to select directory under Windows with HiDPI (Retina) display.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Update: beaTunes 4.6.5

Two changes in this minor update are actually noteworthy:

  1. Auto-scrolling to a selected item when changing the sort order is one of those usability things that make your life much easier. To code it up took literally 2min after it was requested by a user. Small changes do matter.
  2. Potential hang during album ReplayGain analysis. This has been fixed. But! Here's a tip: When importing artist and/or album names from online sources, do not analyze album ReplayGain at the same time. When doing so, you are trying to hit a moving target, as the question "which song is part of an album" may be answered differently while the analysis progresses and new album/artist values are imported.

As always, you can download the new version from the download section of the website.

Most important changes in 4.6.5

  • Added auto-scrolling to selected song when changing sort order.
  • Fixed potential analysis hang due to database timeouts/pending writes.
  • Fixed table update notification for release year attribute.
  • Fixed Show All Columns menu item in column popup.
  • Fixed ClassCastException when setting image kind for id3 2.2 on Windows with iTunes.
  • Moved to Java 8u102.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Just a few more days...

Just a little reminder that our spectacular 10 Year Anniversary Sale is still going on (frankly, writing spectacular was quite hard—I'm an engineer at heart, not a sales person).
Still: Get your license for the very low price of US$ 9.95 (or less), or—if you already have one—let your friends and family know. This is truly a unique opportunity.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

10 Year Anniversary Sale

More than ten years ago, I started working on this little tool with no name. Something with music. Finally, in the early hours of 7/20/2006—ten years and one day ago—I sent out this email to a couple of people close to me:

It's been an amazing ten years. beaTunes has matured, has been improved and translated to Spanish, French, and German. Server-side code has been added and the signal processing has gotten a whole lot smoother. Unique features like auto-segmentation/semantic playback and the inspection process make beaTunes one of a kind. Needless to say, it's time to celebrate.

For the rest of the month of July 2016, beaTunes will be on sale for US$ 9.95.
Yep, that's more than 70% off the regular price (US$ 34.95).

You may say, this is already ridiculously cheap for such a comprehensive software... But wait... There's more!

During the same time—the rest of July 2016—you may also use the coupon code 10yearspecial on the coupon redemption page (deutsche Version) for an even lower price.

It's unlikely that you'll ever get beaTunes for less money. Grab it now, before the offer ends, spread the joy, and share the news.

Thanks for being my loyal customers through all these years. Obviously, without you this wouldn't have been possible.

Thank you.

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