Thank you, this is interesting information.
I tried to install MusicBee, but something went wrong.
Then I remembered that I had also succumbed to rave reviews online a few years ago.
And I installed several options of audio players at the same time.
As a result, none of them even came close to comparing with WMP in terms of listing and ranking.
Plus, some settings got lost, and I lost my entire history of ratings on WMP.
It wasn’t necessarily directly related. But now this history of ratings has become even more important.
Therefore, I would not want to risk it simply out of curiosity.
But I registered on the MusicBee website.
I have read the information that is presented there.
I watched the introductory videos on YouTube. Perhaps I missed something.
But in the end, I did not find anything that could interest me.
The only thing I noticed in the negative for the WMP player is the rating step for the tracks.
If I understood correctly, MusicBee has this step half a star, and WMP has a whole star.
But, as I already wrote, this is not important, I need an unlimited rating scale.
WMP has an end-to-end album rating too. But it is too rough, rounding down to 0.25.
But most importantly, there are no options for setting the displayed rating.
He’s just the one and only one for all time and all releases (albums, tracks - all in a bunch).
However, my programs have not been updated for a long time. I lost hope and stopped following it.
After demonstrating MusicBee settings, my interest in this player returned.
If I understand correctly, you are a programmer (representative) of MusicBee.
I could not find a single picture of what the album rating looks like.
There are not so many settings, but this is already interesting. The options are not clear to me:
- Exclude zero rated tracks.
- Disable half ratings.
How is the rating calculated?
WMP’s album rating is not always the arithmetic average of the ratings given.
I would be interested to read about it if it is on the developer’s site.