[ID3 Dev] How good is this song? Storing rating metadata

Ben Bennett fiji at ayup.limey.net
Thu Jun 19 19:20:48 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 11:40:22AM -0400, Wyatt wrote:
> So what do you suppose I should do?

Ugh.  Nasty problem.  I'd survey the field and see what the other
programs are storing... BUT iTunes doesn't even put the rating in the
ID3 tag.

So, once you know what the others do, work out which you care about
supporting then support one or more of the tags they write.

That said... if I didn't care at all about the other programs, I'd
just use the POPM field and map the 0-255 range to whatever I wanted
to display.  So 0-100 would be mapped with a multipler (2.5248), and
the effective 0-10 range of stars would be mapped with (25.248) with
the hope that was what other implementations would do...

If you do survey any other programs, please put notes about this in
the wiki, and/or report back to the list... it is something I am
intereted in and I assume others are too.


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