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Step by step guide to use ratings with foobar2000 0.9.5

Reply #100
Did you follow the first step?

Step 1: Get Quick Tagger which is needed to update "Rating" tag
Download: Quick Tagger from
Then add this to the foobar2000 /components directory on your hard drive.

keep in mind this thread is mostly 5 plus years old.

Step by step guide to use ratings with foobar2000 0.9.5

Reply #101
respect for the good plugin!

Step by step guide to use ratings with foobar2000 0.9.5

Reply #102
doesn't work with foobar2000 installed via wine in linux (KDE). It shows a blank square box. 

Step by step guide to use ratings with foobar2000 0.9.5

Reply #103
Quick Tagger does intentionally not support titleformatting expressions.

Is there any chance that Quick Tagger could support such expressions at some point, or is this technically non-trivial?

Does it support any kind of programmatic value at present?

My use case: I'd like a keyboard shortcut that writes the current %playback_time% to the selected file's metadata.*


(* I've yet to look closely for a workaround, but I will shortly. :)

Step by step guide to use ratings with foobar2000 0.9.5

Reply #104
Thx for this thread. I have the media-library disabled, because I 1. don't need it and 2. don't want it, because it can cause I/O errors, when another program is writing to a file while foobar updates the library. I'm therefore dependant on this possibility to rate tracks, as I cannot use foo_playcount.

I wanted to give back by adding, that there is the "Segui UI Symbols" font, with which the Stars align perfectly, using the code from page 2, and I believe, that that font looks exactly like Segui, so using Segui UI Symbols for the playlist is another option to make the stars align while preserving, that the fonts match.
And to answer the question for possibilities on how to use the rating that Windows-explorer uses: Afaik, there are 3 options. 1. Install the property handler of dbpoweramp 2. install the property handler from and 3. use Audio-shell . Caution though: The property handler of dbpoweramp is the best developed, it still doesn't display .m4a ratings properly though, because it uses a 1-10 scale with those, so rating a file with 5 results in the file being shown with 3* in Windows (5/2 rounded up) . All other ratings work properly afaik though. And I've not tested the property handlers I linked at 2. and 3. , so those might have bugs aswell. I haven't heard anything bad about the open-source-one below 2. , and if Major Geeks links something, it's usually also good. So while maybe none of those solutions is perfect, they'll all at least fix parts of the bugged ratings in the Explorer. Better make a restore-point, if you try 2. or 3. though, and report about them if you test them plz.

And thx for the tip with the embedded .cue-sheet, that one was also very nice! :thumbsup:

Re: Step by step guide to use ratings with foobar2000 0.9.5

Reply #105
Now Click "Save All" button when done
Selecting a .mp3 file and pressing [Ctrl + 1] (or [Ctrl + 2], ...) does not change the track rating displayed in the "Selection Properties" area. RMB / "Playback Statistics" / "Rating" / [...] works fine, but it takes a very long time to navigate through all the nested menus.

foobar2000 v1.6.7 beta 16, Quick Tagger 1.0.3 (2010-09-01).

Enter "$meta(rating)" in "Pattern" field
I had %rating% set, which worked well with the Playback Statistics 3.0.4 component (foo_playcount).

remember to disable the "Playback Statistics" (foo_playcount) component since it conflicts with your manually managed ratings
It's a shame that I had to choose between quick rating and listening statistics. I chose the latter.

Use 5 stars plus half-stars

Reply #106
Here is how to configure ratings with half-stars similar to MediaMonkey (which equals 10 rating values).

Since almost no font supports the Unicode half-star glyph, I use the ½ glyph instead

In order to get the stars to display for the Playlist font I use Noto Sans CJK HK font

Preferences > Components > Install > (add Quick Tagger)

Preferences > Display > Default User Interface > Colors and Fonts > Fonts > Lists > Playlists
  Noto Sans CJK HK

Preferences > Tools > Tagging > Quick Tagger
  Field Name (without the quotes) > "Rating"
  Values (without the quotes) > "0;1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;9;10;"

Preferences > Advanced > Display > Properties dialog > Standard fields
  Append "Rating=RATING;" (without quotes) to string

Preferences > Display > Default User Interface > Playlist View
  Custom Columns > Add new
    Name: Rating
    Pattern (this should all be one long line):
Code: [Select]

Here is a preview of what it looks like: preview

Re: Step by step guide to use ratings with foobar2000 0.9.5

Reply #107
Windows uses font substitution, a method where it will automatically use a different font for symbols that are missing from current font. You don't need to select your playlist font based on symbol support.
And you can simplify your half star display routine into this:
Code: [Select]