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No more integration with Beatport Pro?

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by radiokrishna, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. radiokrishna

    radiokrishna NI Product Owner

    After upgrading to 3.3.0 integration with Beatport Pro via xml library file in iTunes format is broken. I don't need iTunes, but the ability to access smart playlists from 3rd-party catalogers like Beatport Pro was very useful.
    Is it a feature that is no longer supported or a bug?

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2019
  2. Enzo @ NI

    Enzo @ NI NI Team NI Team

    Hi radiokrishna and thanks for your report!
    If you are running the beta on macOS 10.13 or newer then the iTunes API is used instead of the XML. That means Traktor 3.3.0 access your iTunes (or Music app if you are using macOS Catalina) directly via the API provided by the operating system, so if other application write to the XML version of your iTunes library those changes won't show up in Traktor.

    Can you describe with some more details the interaction between Beatport Pro app, iTunes and its XML Library and Traktor in your setup/workflow?

    Best, Enzo
  3. radiokrishna

    radiokrishna NI Product Owner

    I am running the macOS 10.14 and Beatport's XML Library was used by Traktor Pro until the latest 3.3 Beta. See more:

  4. Sussudio

    Sussudio NI Product Owner

    So NI changed the interaction with Itunes from XML to API.
    Why was this change needed? Did NI not know about people using the Itunes.XML format for other integrations than just Itunes?
    Why was the filepath to the XML-file option not removed from TP3 settings, since it is not used anymore?
  5. radiokrishna

    radiokrishna NI Product Owner

    It is better to have both options: if the xml file is selected, then through XML, if not, then through the API.
  6. alec.tron

    alec.tron NI Product Owner

    +1 for user choice!
    The olden iTunes xml has been long established as an exchange format, and other programs do write out itunes xml like files that work perfectly in Serato, Rekordbox, and Traktor as is. And most importantly, us users have established workflows based on the olden XML way... so please make sure to keep the old xml file import way still an option on PC & Mac in future versions of Traktor!