Rating flac files - is there already a solution?

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Rating flac files - is there already a solution?

Post by tbillinge » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:24 pm

I've been trying for some time to get TwonkyServer to import my flac ratings so that I can browse by rating in my navigation tree. I'm aware that there isn't an officially "standard" tag for rating in the FLAC (Vorbis) specification, and that there is an argument for not putting ratings into metadata - but to be honest I don't care if it's impure, I just want it to work!

My ideal solution would be for Twonky to read a value in the range 0-100 from the "rating" tag and essentially divide it by 20 to get the star rating (or better still support half stars) - this would make it compatible with MediaMonkey and my flac library.

2nd choice would be the same but supporting a range of 0-5, making it compatible with JRiver.

However, neither of these is seemingly the current behaviour, so I'm wondering if there is either:
a) Another tag that Twonky supports that I haven't been able to determine. (I've played with mp3tag without success.)
b) Some way to influence the Twonky database build, such that I could insert a custom rule of my own creation to populate the database rating field from my existing tag, or from an external lookup table, or basically anywhere.

Any help would be very gratefully received, this is almost the last of my Twonky niggles... unless anyone wants to open the volume levelling can of worms :wink:



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Re: Rating flac files - is there already a solution?

Post by Briain » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:07 pm


Plus one; I'd also love to know if it has the capability to work with Vorbis comments.

Can anyone tell is if it's simply meant to read 'RATING=' in the Vorbis comments (as I suspect it should be) or whether it's needs something bespoke (like 'TWONKYRATING=') or something else along those lines?