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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Address those issues! At once!

beaTunes2 logoToday I released beaTunes 2.0.5. The update is minor one and serves mostly to make some UI deadlocks a thing of the past. Unresponsive UIs are a PITA and give apps a bad rep, so I wanted to address this one quickly.

The other thing that's changed is a new feature. At least for some issues you can now apply solutions that are suitable for multiple issues at once. So if you know what you are doing, you can apply solutions to more files more quickly. A lot more quickly. So be careful when using this one... it gives you less information, but more power.

To apply multiple solutions at once, select either an inspection or multiple issues and in the description pane on the right of the inspection dialog solutions will be offered.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Duplicate detection in the new tools, does the software only display the duplicate? Otherwise, if people choose to mass delete duplicates, then they could potentially delete the desired track and the duplicate.

April 9, 2009 at 3:27:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Jason said...

Same poster as the previous message. Ont the topic of Duplicate Detection, it would be fabulous if I could specify in the Preferences to identify duplicates by 3 criteria at least. Song Name only, Song + Artist, or Song + Artist + Album. Currently, I use another program called Fix Tunes (one word) that allows these options and puts the word Duplicate in the comments field. You then search for that word and delete the files manually. I prefer Beatunes for all the other features, so I'd love to have as much flexibility for duplicate detection and removal in this outstanding software.

Thanks!

April 9, 2009 at 3:41:00 AM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

Regarding the first comment:

When mass deleting duplicates the options to simply delete all files is not given at all to avoid the accident you are describing. The default option, that is also offered in mass solutions, is to keep the one with the highest playcount and delete the others.

When addressing duplicates individually, you get a warning dialog if you try to delete all songs that may be duplicates of each other.

Regarding comment #2:

Currently beaTunes only looks for titles or track ids (like MusicBrainz' or MusicIP's). It would be easy to add other criteria. I'll consider it.

April 9, 2009 at 5:24:00 AM EST  

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