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Friday, January 5, 2007

Using Rulesets

Song Matching PreferencesThose of you who played around with beaTunes some more know, that it is quite easy to manipulate the rules for song matching in the Song Matching Preferences pane. We have been asked a couple of times, why beaTunes offers this feature. The answer is simple: The best match really depends on what kind of playlist you're building. Are you trying to create an 80s mix or is the BPM all that counts? Does tempo matter at all?

To accomodate these different situations, beaTunes always allowed you to change the parameters of the matching algorithm - making it possible to assign greater (or even negative) strength to certain matching rules. With beaTunes 1.1 we went one step further by introducing the concept of rulesets. They basically allow you to save sets of rule settings, so that you can easily switch back and forth between predefined rulesets.

To create a new ruleset, just click on the plus symbol on the right of the drop down list. beaTunes will prompt you for a name and when you click OK, the new ruleset is created. Simply adjust the sliders to your liking and you are done.

We hope you enjoy this new feature!

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Blogger Loopy C said...

I think 'Rulesets' is a great addition, anyone who wants to take full advantage of the 'AI-like' abilities in beaTunes will find this to be a terrific tool. Thanks ;-)

January 5, 2007 at 5:24:00 PM EST  

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