Copy Keys to Grouping Plugin
We all know the problem: iTunes does not show tonal key information available in beaTunes. To solve it, I wrote a little beaTunes 2.0 plugin, that copies the key info into the (often unused) grouping field. Just download the this file and place it into your plugin directory. Make sure that it is the only version of the plugin in that folder - i.e. remove any older versions.
The location of your plugin directory depends on your operating system:
- XP: c:\Documents and Settings\[username]\.beaTunes\plugins
- Vista: c:\Users\[username]\.beaTunes\plugins
- OS X: [your_home]/Library/Application Support/beaTunes/Plug-Ins
If you're interested in how the plugin works - it's trivial and here's the maven project complete with Java sources. Just make sure you somehow point to the beaTunes binaries for compilation.
This plugin needs at least beaTunes 2.0.3 to work correctly!
Note: This post has been updated to reflect changes in EA16 and changed again to reflect changes in 2.0.3.