Mass album rating removal

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21 Sep, 2015 09:21 PM

Hi Hendrik,

I've recently been hindered in my iTunes playlist management by Album Ratings. I'm not talking about the gray/hollow "average rating" that is auto-generated, but apparently many of my albums have been specifically rated with black/solid stars somehow. I'm not entirely sure how, I'm willing to write this off as cats walking on my keyboard or I "butt dialed" something on my phone or something.

But I would like to get rid of all album ratings, as they're hindering my ability to manage my playlists. iTunes does not appear to do this, and I'm hoping Beatunes either can do this in the current version, or perhaps this is a feature that can be added at a later date.

Or perhaps you have another out of the box idea. You seem to know more about iTunes and how it works than anyone.

Thanks for any ideas you might have!


  1. 1 Posted by ryanquillinan on 21 Sep, 2015 09:29 PM

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    Actually, it looks like this was a bug with iTunes 12.2

    Help me clean this up, please! :)

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by hendrik on 22 Sep, 2015 07:12 AM

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    Hey Ryan,

    beaTunes cannot do this out of the box, but a simple library batch action can probably do it.

    I spend the 5 min to code one up. It resets the album ratings for all albums in your collection to 0. To be honest, I'm not entirely certain this is exactly what you want, since it essentially applies a zero rating to all your albums, but here you go... Note, that you cannot undo this change.

    Just install it like any other plugin. There'll be a new item under Tools once you restart beaTunes.



    UPDATE 11/6/2015: The attached plugin does not work as well as the one from (a later version)

  3. 3 Posted by ryanquillinan on 22 Sep, 2015 07:17 PM

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    Thanks, Hendrik! It didn't quite get all of the wrongly rated albums but it did get something like 300! Just left me about 4 to do manually which is much easier than 300! You're a lifesaver!

    Might want keep this tool handy, as it does seem like an iTunes 12.x bug. What a mess!

    Thanks for all your help!

    Sent from Ryan's iPhone. Please excuse the brevity.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by hendrik on 23 Sep, 2015 03:13 PM

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    You're very welcome.
    Seems like this may help a bunch of people.



  5. hendrik closed this discussion on 23 Sep, 2015 03:13 PM.

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