itunes bpm detection

May 25th, 2006


The BPM (beats per minute) field in iTunes has bothered me since it was introduced in version 4.0; there are some ways to get BPM information into iTunes, but no easy ways — and I’m all about the easy ways.

However, a new patent reveals that Apple has patented the idea of running fast to fast music, which is kinda stupid to allow a patent on, but if it brings along with it an automated way to get BPM information out of the tracks and into the tag metadata — and then into a smart playlist — I’m on board.

~jeff

5 Responses to “itunes bpm detection”

  1. Carrie says:

    … or they can measure the BPM of your heart rate and fudge the BPM of the song from that!

  2. … another way to get the BPM into iTunes is using beaTunes. And yes, I am affiliated with the maker of beaTunes.

  3. Jeff says:

    Hendrik, cool, I will be trying that out!

  4. jacques says:

    sorry but beatunes is not working… the analyse is done, but now, I cant open Itunes….

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