hendrik on 12 Jul, 2012 02:06 PM
if you are simply using a file-based beaTunes library, initial ratings are imported from the files' id3 tags.
Only if you analyze them and choose to import ratings (from online sources), they are imported from our database. Note that this not a human edited database, but an average of ratings submitted by users.
I used the analyze feature and imported the ratings. I thought it was probably from user input. Do you know of any way to import or display the iTunes store "popularity" ratings into your iTunes library display? To me, this would be the best way to automatically "rate" a large song collection quickly using a pretty extensive sampling of users.