bpm plugin lets you to get the tempo (beats per minute) of a song by
tapping out the beat on your keyboard.
To use the
bpm plugin, first enable it in your configuration (see
Then, play a song you want to measure in your favorite media player and type:
beet bpm <song>
You’ll be prompted to press Enter three times to the rhythm. This typically allows to determine the BPM within 5% accuracy.
The plugin works best if you wrap it in a script that gets the playing song.
for instance, with
mpc you can do something like:
beet bpm $(mpc |head -1|tr -d "-")
If import.write is
yes, the song’s tags are
written to disk.
To configure the plugin, make a
bpm: section in your configuration file.
The available options are:
- max_strokes: The maximum number of strokes to accept when tapping out the BPM. Default: 3.
- overwrite: Overwrite the track’s existing BPM.
This plugin is inspired by a similar feature present in the Banshee media player.