I’ve been trying different players to organize my files.
MusicMatch Jukebox seemed to be the only one that actually wrote ratings to the tags. Except for the fact that it placed them in the comment field.
Now I’ve discovered MediaMonkey. This one places the rating in the appropriate field and uses a scale from 0 – 255 as defined by te ID3 v2.3.
It now seems that Firefly converts these to a 0 – 100 scale but rounds evreything to 20 – 40 – 60 – 80 – 50. This corresponds with 1-2-3-4-5 star ratings. MM however uses half stars.
Is there any way to implement the correct scale (0 – 255) or at least be able to use the correct scale without converting them.
This way when creating smart playlist, you’d only have to use the correct value instead of figuring out how teh vealus are converted.
Could someone confirm the rating scale. Is it rounded as this posts mentions thus the only valid values are 20,40,60,80 at playlind 100 or 1 to 20, 21 to 40 and so on. If I want to create a playlist of 3 star rated songs should I just use the value of 60 or 41 to 60?
If they were tagged in iTunes, they are 20/40/60/80/100. Well, there are hacks for half-star, but they aren’t in the user-interface and require scripts.
In fact, right now, *anything* is still 20/40/60/80/100. I would use “rating >= 60” for 3 start or above.
or “rating >= 60 and rating < 80" for *just* 3 star songs. — Ron