AcousticBrainz Plugin Available Now
If you haven't heard of AcousticBrainz yet, it's a fantastic project that "aims to crowd source acoustic information for all music in the world and to make it available to the public". Crowd source means that the project needs people like you and me to run a so-called feature extractor through their music libraries and submit the results to the AcousticBrainz database. There are multiple ways to do this—e.g. you can use the tools available on the AcousticBrainz website or the MusicBrainz Picard Tagger. And as of today, there is another way.
beaTunes 5 offers a new plugin that runs the feature extractor and submits the results for you. You can install it via the plugin preferences (see screenshot above, select plugin, click on the
+ button). Once installed, it's packaged as an analysis task, which means, that it shows up at the bottom of the available tasks whenever you run an analysis. Just check the box and beaTunes will run it.
Please note that running the extractor is not a quick thing. It does a lot of things very thoroughly, so analysis will take a long time. But you'll be doing a good thing! :-)
Thank you for your contribution. Among others, beaTunes uses AcousticBrainz data internally and indirectly benefits from your submissions.
The source code for the plugin is available on GitHub.