How to sync ratings with Musicbee?

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#1

Hi guys, I’m trying to sync my Musicbee ratings with MusicBrainz. The ratings are visible in Windows Media Player and Explorer but not in Picard.

I tried changing the e-mail address to Windows Media Player 9 Series as suggested here https://tickets.metabrainz.org/browse/PICARD-457 but it didn’t do the trick.

I then rated a song in Picard and when I open it in Notepad++ (I couldn’t find any program that would display all ID3 tags) I see that the tag POPM is duplicated, one entry is with the e-mail address I set in Picard’s preferences, the other with MusicBee.

I tried setting this string as the e-mail address in Picard, but it also didn’t work. How can I proceed?


#2

What value does MusicBee set, could you see that?


#3

The exact value? No, unless you know a decent ID3 tag viewer or know how to find it using hex editor. The closest I got was by using exiftool, it says: “MusicBee Rating=186 Count=0”. I also tried setting e-mail to MusicBee Rating but it also didn’t work.


#4

Just some additional infos:

According to this MusicBee forum entry, the values are
in MP3s / POPM field:
1, 64, 128, 196, 255

Flac on the other hand gets the following values:
0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100

If you see “186” it could be that this is some kind of “a half star rating”.

Maybe Mp3tag can help you change this values?


#5

Yes, that is indeed half star rating.

It has three fields to display rating: wmp, mm and winamp. Unfortunately they are all empty.


#6

[quote=“karaluh, post:5, topic:292243”]
It has three fields to display rating: wmp, mm and winamp. Unfortunately they are all empty.[/quote]What do you mean with “fields to display”?
Ratings should be saved in the tag called POPM.
Could you please make a screenshot from Mp3tag window if you press ALT+T on a selected track with rating?


#7

OK, now we’re getting somewhere. It says MusicBee|186|0


#8

This value is the one you set in Picard?
What do you want to do now?


#9

No, this is set by MusicBee.

I want Picard to recognize this rating so I can sync it with MB.