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This has been listed as a todo since 2011 and still no implementation, it's a very basic feature that should be included.

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Same for writing ratings back into tags so they are permanent. Hope fully both features might come along together at some point after Max is done with his current work on the new audio engine.

Andre

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Even if it is not included in the next release, I am ready with "New Playlist Manager" to provide not only the ratings but also Times Played and Last Played. This is subject to Poweramp providing the provider api to do this.

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The reason is that there is no standardized tag for rating believe it or now. I really want this though. I use stars to keep track of songs i want to listen to and keep from discography. I had hundreds hand picks songs 5 stars out of tens of thousands song. well low and behold they weren't saved to tags and when Poweramp had to rescan sd i lost all that work. I was trying this because about a year ago Poweramp lost all of my songs saved when EVERY playlist when to zero number of songs.

 

been a pro user since 2010. Id be will to put some bounty on this feature.

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There does not seem to be a standard which everyone follows, but the official answer would seem to be to use the POPM tag (Popularimeter) which is listed in the ID3v2 spec (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3). It allows a value range of 0-255, so needs remapping back to match with a star-based system.

Some other ones are as follows. I would suggest writing all of these to files for maximum compatibility (they are only a few bytes each) and also checking for all of them if a valid POPM tag is not found.

POPULARIMETER (POPM)

This description is for only ID3v2 tags. The playcounter is an optional value.

Syntax: Email|Rating|Playcounter

Example: Mp3tag|255|5

Note: The Rating is an integer between 0 (worst) and 255 (best).

RATING MM

Track rating from 1 = Bad to 5 = Very good (like MediaMonkey does it). You can also enter stars * (and - for half stars) for rating the track.

RATING WMP

Track rating from 1 = Bad to 5 = Very good (like Windows Media Player does it). You can also enter stars * for rating the track.

RATING WINAMP

Track rating from 1 = Bad to 5 = Very good (like Winamp does it). You can also enter stars * for rating the track.

Andre

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The lack of a standardized rating tag is a hurdle, but it would be nice if Poweramp would import rating data from ANY tag, even if it was a completely new and arbitrary one. That way, at least power users could utilize some utility to copy whatever tag they use into PA's tag of choice.

 

This iTunes-esque refusal to interact with tag data is a big detractor to the program I purchased because I thought it sounded the best and had an excellent feature set. This inability to sync with my library's rating system really limits how much of a "library" I can maintain and use with this program.

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I will send the developers $50 via PayPal if this feature is made to work. Not much, I know, but it's killing me, not being able to use Poweramp as my primary listening app - all because of the inability for Ratings to transfer to my home/desktop library.

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It seems the best option is to use the 1-5 Rating by reading the RATING Meta tag?

That seems to cover most bases? Rather than creating some new tags specific to the application.

The question I have is "What tags does it read?" to determine a favourite track?

If I know this I can simply add this tag to my FLAC files accordingly.

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The 'RATING' tags are app/platform specific. The only one in the proper MP3/ID3 spec is  POPULARIMETER (POPM) and even that is supported somewhat sporadically by different apps.

Andre

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