? ID3v2: “rating” tags now compatible with Windows Media Player (beta 2).
http://www.foobar2000.org/changelog■ ID3v2: “rating” tags now compatible with Windows Media Player (beta 2).
Did anyone stop to consider the possibility of a shared media library where one person uses WMP and another uses foobar?
I don't think foobar writing a POPM frame belonging to another software is a good idea. It would be better that foobar writes a POPM frame of its own.
This would prevent the situation I described above.
I need to make one clarification related to my initial post. I incorrectly (but I think reasonably) assumed that because foobar can write a WMP POPM frame that it would also see existing frames and import them for ratings. foobar does NOT do this...
I think a nice compromise would be having an advanced option to toggle what the Rating tag is saved to. (So that we can turn off the WMP compatibility)
Please stop. You are entirely out of your league and don't even seem to understand grasp the basics of the situation, so please save us from your "fix suggestions". I'm sorry if this seems curt, but I am here in attempt to clarify what the changelog means, I don't need you getting 10 steps ahead of yourself.
There are many ways to avoid the situation you've described above, one of which has already been implemented in component that I shared above. Why not explore your available options, first, before burdening us with your half-baked ideas?
Until this fix was made there was no way to get the mp3 tag to correctly work between programs. Now there is. Compatibility enhancement added. End of story.
It can read a mp3's ratings (and add it to your user-specific statistics database), by using the "import statistics from file tags" feature found in the playback statistics menu.
If we added a new option every time one user didn't understand something...
If the aim is just to avoid the same tag in two different programs so - to repeat a question from another thread - why don't you use fb2k's full capability and use another tag? Let's say: <BENB_RATING>. Via advanced preferences you can make this tag appear in properties dialog and selection info viewer as "rating" what you can use also as name for playlist or facet columns. Is it so important how the name of the frame is?
Quote from: db1989 on 15 September, 2012, 07:45:28 AMQuote? ID3v2: “rating” tags now compatible with Windows Media Player (beta 2).Did anyone stop to consider the possibility of a shared media library where one person uses WMP and another uses foobar? […]I believe further discussion is warranted but it should be in a separate thread.
Quote? ID3v2: “rating” tags now compatible with Windows Media Player (beta 2).
I do request that this discussion be split into a separate thread, at least from my second post (with relevant references from earlier posts included, of course).
I'm well aware of the various ways to get around the situation and I alluded to them in my previous posts. For the record, this change doesn't affect me. I never write ratings tags to files.
+1 for the suggestion to make TXXX rating tags an option. I hate the fact I cannot see my ratings anywhere else than foobar now.
Other than a few bytes of space per file, what is the negative effect of having foobar2000 write both POPM and TXXX frames?
Couple of corrections after more research. On a fresh install there is only RATING as the default in the Masstagger dropdown to Set a Value, and under v1.1.14a if I try to add a "RATING WMP" entry, it creates a TXXX frame of "RATING WMP" - not very useful.
And according to MP3Tag's tag mapping page, RATING MM for Media Monkey also uses POPM for its file Rating tag, same as WMP.
So before v1.1.15 there was NO way to create a POPM Rating in FB2K?
That said, a config option to toggle mapping to TXXX or POPM would be ideal for folks like me who prefer a generically-named user tag for Rating that won't get overlaid by any over-zealous software copying its database Rating to POPM.