Tips and tricks

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. Yo...
Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 at 3:50 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
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 pla...
Wed, 19 Dec, 2018 at 8:24 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 aggre...
Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 at 3:50 PM
Installing SQL Server Express
Please follow the steps below to install Microsoft SQL Server Express 2019: Download the installer from this location:
Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 at 3:51 PM
Create new SQL Server database
In Helium, start the Database Management dialog (CTRL-D). Go to the Sql Server tab. Click New.   Type .\sqlexpress (a dot, a backslash and sqlexpress) ...
Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 at 3:51 PM
Configuring SQL Server
To make a SQL Server work in the most optimal way with Helium 12 and Helium Streamer we recommend you to perform some adjustements to the default configur...
Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 at 3:52 PM
Installing MySQL/MariaDB
You can use MySQL or MariaDB which are both compatible with the MySQL standard. We recommend MariaDB as it tends to have better performance but it still v...
Mon, 28 Oct, 2019 at 4:10 PM
Configuring MySQL/MariaDB
If you use a MySQL or MariaDB database with Helium and have a lot of tracks you might need to do some additional configuration to your database config...
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 at 1:19 PM