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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Update: AcousticBrainz Mood Plugin

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For the last 1.5 years, lots of you have taken advantage of the AcousticBrainz plugin for beaTunes. I've finally found the time to move the source code to GitHub, so that it can be found in the same repository as the other sample plugins.

While doing so, I added two features:

  1. You can now choose, whether the plugin should replace existing mood values or not.
  2. You can ask the plugin to embed mood attributes in the id3 v2.4 TMOO tag.

Please note, that to retrieve mood values from AcousticBrainz, MusicBrainz ids are required. beaTunes makes an effort to find those, but may not always succeed. Also, keep in mind, that the values AcousticBrainz offers are based on a statistical model. In other words, the accuracy may vary.

You can install/update the plugin via beaTunes' Plugin preferences. Enjoy.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Update: beaTunes 4.6.10

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Did you ever notice that the British pop band "Oasis" is named "Oasis (2)" on Discogs? Because there are a number of different bands with the same name, Discogs simply appends "(N)" for disambiguation. I'm not sure this is documented somewhere, but it makes matching songs from your library to Discogs tracks slightly more difficult—especially, when you're not aware of this quirk. Today's update works around the issue and thus improves lookup results for artists with not so unique names. Most of the other changes in this release are fixes to small problems I discovered while working on beaTunes 5.

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

Most important changes in 4.6.10

  • Added signature to Windows executable.
  • Moved to FFSampledSP 0.9.17.
  • Consolidated multiple mood keywords into one ID3 tag (requires ID3v2.4).
  • Fixed possible UI freeze when creating matchlists.
  • Fixed lyrics translate function.
  • Fixed sorting by compilation.
  • Fixed does-not-contain matchlist filter.
  • Fixed crash when searching for regex ().
  • Fixed handling of Discogs artist disambiguation.

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