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iTunesRatingsGirl

03 Mar, 2021 04:04 AM

Hello, I'm on a trial of beattunes, trying to decide if I should buy it. I have a bunch of songs that have ratings in the tags. With a directory based beattunes library, I can see all of the ratings.

However, I also have itunes installed and there are no ratings for any of the songs in iTunes.

Is it possible to use your program to push the directory/embedded ratings to iTunes so that I won't have to manually re-rate all of my songs?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 03 Mar, 2021 08:14 AM

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    Hey there,

    Hello, I'm on a trial of beattunes, trying to decide if I should buy it. I have a bunch of songs that have ratings in the tags. With a directory based beattunes library, I can see all of the ratings.

    Have the ratings been there originally, or did you import them from online sources using beaTunes?

    -hendrik

  2. 2 Posted by S Henry on 03 Mar, 2021 10:59 PM

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    The ratings were there originally.

    The songs were originally in itunes on one computer. I used beattunes to
    write the ratings to the file itself. Got rid of the old computer.

    Bought a new computer. Trying to see if I can use beattunes now to write
    those ratings BACK from the file into the itunes library. The ratings can
    be seen in directory view and when I right click on the file in windows and
    look at its properties.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 04 Mar, 2021 12:29 PM

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    Hey,

    out of the box, you cannot transfer the ratings to iTunes.

    But there are two options:

    1. Import ratings from the beaTunes database using the Import metada task. Obviously, these are not your ratings, but averaged values.
    2. Write a beaTlet that transfers your ratings to iTunes.

    Since it's fairly simple to write a beaTlet, I have posted what you need at https://github.com/beatunes/beaTlet-samples/blob/master/groovy/Rewr... Just install it and you will find a new menu item under Tools called Rewrite Ratings. Running this beaTlet only makes sense in an iTunes-based collection. Otherwise beaTunes does not know how to talk to iTunes. Also, in the general preferences, force overwriting must be turned on. Otherwise beaTunes won't talk to iTunes, because it believes iTunes already has the correct data.

    If you have any problems with installing and running the beaTlet, please let me know.

    Thanks,

    -hendrik

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by hendrik on 05 Mar, 2021 07:23 AM

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    Did this work for you?

    -hendrik

  5. 5 Posted by S Henry on 05 Mar, 2021 02:00 PM

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    Hi, I was not able to try last night, but I will give it a go this weekend
    and get back to you. Thanks for your suggestion!

  6. 6 Posted by S Henry on 07 Mar, 2021 07:11 PM

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    Hey there,

    Just letting you know that what I ended up doing was a free option. Music
    Bee can read ratings written to the file and export it's database as an
    ITunes .xml (and include the ratings), so I'm going to go with that from
    now on. Thanks!

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 07 Mar, 2021 07:47 PM

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    Thanks for letting me know.

    Cheers!

    -hendrik

  8. hendrik closed this discussion on 07 Mar, 2021 07:47 PM.

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