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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

EA2 for beaTunes 2.1

beaTunes2 logoSo this is #2. The second Early Access (EA) release for 2.1. As I have written before, this is not supposed to reinvent the whole app. But still, beaTunes 2.1 introduces some bigger changes under the hood (see here).

This release fixes some issues EA1 had on XP, improves duplicate inspection further (fewer false positives), offers more options when importing MusicIP data and adds an enabled/disabled column.

Just like EA1, EA2 offers to use some online resources, but will (most likely) fail with an OnlineDBException.

Alright, here's the obligatory warning: Before downloading and installing this, please make sure you understand what Early Access means:

  • Absolutely no warranty for whatever
  • Features may or may not work, appear, and disappear
  • It may not be possible to migrate data to future or previous versions (even though we make a reasonable effort)
  • This version will cease to function 2 weeks after its release
  • You cannot buy this version

And here are the download links:


This EA version changes beaTunes' internal database layout quite a bit, which takes a while. Do not interrupt this process, even when it takes very long! On OS X, beaTunes 2.0 will not be able to use the database anymore, after you ran beaTunes 2.1. If you intend to try 2.1 and then go back to 2.0, make sure you back up the database before you try 2.1 (it's in ~/Library/Application Support/beaTunes/Database)! You also might want to check out this article about exporting beaTunes data.

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