beaTunes 1.1.2 review

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Build better iTunes and iPod playlists using beaTunes.

License: Shareware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 6676K
Developer: tagtraum industries incorporated
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Price: $19.00
Updated: 18 Jan 2007
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Build better iTunes and iPod playlists using beaTunes. By analyzing the songs in your existing library beaTunes is capable of finding songs that simply match.

Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you!

Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field in iTunes? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

To avoid disappointment: Due to the very nature of digital rights management systems (DRM) like FairPlay, beaTunes cannot analyze files protected by these systems.

Note that products bought from iTunes Music Store typically fall into this category.

beaTunes - Build better iTunes playlists by analyzing your library.

Here are some key features of "beaTunes":
Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute) and store the result in iTunes
Manually determine BPM and store the result in iTunes
Inspect and fix your music library (typos, wrong genre etc.)
Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
Create matchlists, i.e. playlists based on one or more sample songs
Browse songs from your music collection that match the currently selected song
Discover albums that aren't in your music collection, but would complement it
Keep up to date through Amazon™ album charts
Automatically set start and end times of songs based on their volume
Categorize songs by their sound color
Build playlists per drag and drop
Create blog entries on with your favorite playlist or songs
Add like tags to your songs

G4/G5 or Intel Mac with at least 512 MB RAM
Java 5.0 Release 4 (PPC|Intel)
iTunes 6.0.2 or later.

What's New:
UI overhaul
UI background themes
added match rulesets
rewritten blog component (preview, Atom 1.0, tags, re-arranging and selecting of columns, custom playlist styles, better error messages)
added 'ignore' option to most inspections
new inspections
improved support for iTunes 7
sped up communication with iTunes on OS X
support for multiple parallel tasks on multi-core systems
Get Info dialog
support for resetting colors and start/stop times
drag and drop of songs/playlists to Analysis Queue
estimated remaining time for analysis is now displayed
better visual feedback during analysis
color coding of keys in Camelot colors
ID3 tag for tonal key is imported during analysis
other minor feature enhancementsand bug fixes.

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