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BPM For Your Music

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2024 8:12 am
by Dryst
There is an open source free project that has created a BPM detection utility. It's called Mixxx, and you will find it here:

It's the most accurate I have found, but it is not 100% perfect. It is close to it though. I find that I sometimes have to tap my own beats to update what it calculated, but it is the best I have found.

Some online music purchase shops enter BPM in tags for you ( comes to mind), but most do not and leave it as a task for you to complete.

MediaMonkey does not offer a way to detect BPM, but this open source project that is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and has shared source code that may help.

Re: BPM For Your Music

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 6:15 am
by IanRTaylorUK
Thanks for the information.

I currently use FooBar 2000 (with the BPM add-in) for this purpose by dragging and dropping a list of files from MMW5 to FB. After the analysis is complete, I press update in FB2000. The BPM details typically show after a short delay in MMW5 because I am using a folder (Downloads) which is scanned continually. However, a rescan or restart is sometimes necessary!

Typically, I run anything from an album to a full "discography" of tracks in one hit. Not too certain of the accuracy.

In my workflow, I do the BPM step prior to 1). setting tempo and 2). organising the files from "Downloads" to "Music\Artist\Album..."

Will try Mixxx and see how it compares.