Tips and tricks

Help - the application does not start!
If the application somehow does not start, you can try the following: Try to delete helium's configuration file, helium.json, in the folder C:\U...
Sat, 11 Nov, 2017 at 10:14 AM
Migrating from an older version of Helium (< 11.5)
To be able to migrate from an Helium version older than 11.5, you will need to first migrate the data to Helium 11.5. So, if you for example a...
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016 at 3:20 PM
Importing Helium 11 databases
Before importing a Helium 11 database General preparations Make sure that Helium 11 is installed on the same computer as Helium 1...
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016 at 3:41 PM
Organizing your digital audio files on disk
Helium can recognize and work with all kind of hard drive structures, but some structures might work more efficient than others. Below f...
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016 at 9:23 PM
Migrating from a lossy filetype to a lossless filetype
A quite common scenario is that you have files in a lossy format (e.g. MP3) and would like to migrate them to a lossless format such as FLAC or WAVE...
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016 at 9:05 PM
Changing data in a batch
With Helium you can change specific data on tags and in your library in a batch with just a few clicks. This method will not require that you open a tag...
Mon, 1 Aug, 2016 at 11:44 AM
Correcting invalid paths
If you have a database that has lived through a couple of Helium versions, it might contain path references to albums which are no longer valid. This ca...
Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 at 10:52 AM
Importing external playlists
You can easily import external playlists (PLS, M3U and M3U8) by running the Import Playlists script. This script will let you choose which specific ...
Sun, 7 Aug, 2016 at 4:50 PM
Albums without pictures are shown even if I filter on items that only have pictures
This problem can occur when an album in Heliums library contains a reference to a file that has been moved, renamed or deleted. If you have imported a d...
Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 at 11:19 AM
Tagging with dynamically generated contents
Both Tag editors in Helium supports tagging with dynamic contents. This means that you can take advantage of the Tag to filename engine to generate ...
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016 at 9:25 PM