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by MrSinatra
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

with all due respect, i don't think you read my posts. i realize they were long, but i have to object to your post b/c it is a total, gross mischaracterization of what i am trying to do and accomplish here. i would never advocate MM giving up its half stars, NEVER. if you look at the chart i suggest...
by MrSinatra
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

Hi MrSinatra, you've made a great work comparing the apps! I'm on a vacation now, so I'm a little slower on responses... thx! and np, i hope you enjoy it. let us know when you're back. As for your suggestion - Full stars - 2, 3, 4 - they are clear, no problem there - Full stars - 5 - yes, I agree w...
by MrSinatra
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

hi Jiri et al, i hope i didn't put everyone off with my two long previous posts. i would like to know what you think Jiri, specifically of the "new chart" i am recommending MM use to R/W POPM values. also, here are a couple of images showing how Win Explorer7 and WMP12 view the same set of files. th...
by MrSinatra
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

before i begin, i need to report something totally unexpected. afaict, no version of WMP ever supported half stars or fractions of a star, as set by users . WMP only supports fractional stars when displaying stars IN BLUE, which indicates that the ratings came from AMG or some internet based metadat...
by MrSinatra
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

i would urge everyone to remain open minded and not get upset. if we establish facts, i'm sure we can figure out a better solution. now, it may not be a perfect solution, but even an improvement would be a worthy goal. i have already done the research and posted it on windows explorer (via win7). i ...
by MrSinatra
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

part of the whole POPM problem is that it gave a range without specifying how or what to display or what sub-ranges one should have to create a display. It is not the job of a file format spec to dictate metadata display resolution. That would be like it dictating audio playback quality. i totally ...
by MrSinatra
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

First of all, does it really matter whether 5 stars is represented as 252 or 255? I'm asking since I'd like the know why this actually started, whether there's any incompatibility, etc. there is incompatibility. winamp [currently] will not see a MM rated 5 star file as 5 stars. this is b/c winamp [...
by MrSinatra
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

imo, it only makes sense to follow the spec, esp since thats what all the other apps seem to already be doing. do you agree with this? I do. having now reread your post, i should have known you did, i can be thick. ;) assuming you do, do you also agree that since MM supports granularity in the form...
by MrSinatra
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

maybe i'm missing something or not following you... but i know for sure that windows explorer writes 255 for 5 stars, (as per the chart above). mm writes 252. i am also pretty sure that most if not all versions of WMP writes 255 for 5 stars as well. winamp uses 255, and i think foobar and most other...
by MrSinatra
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Newly-imported tracks default to ratings "bomb" [#2147]
Replies: 40
Views: 11607

Re: Newly-imported tracks default to ratings "bomb" [#2147]

see here: http://origin.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&p=358489#p358489 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3#ID3v2_Rating_tag_issue what i am trying to figure out is to what degree WMP supports granularity and a similar chart as to how it reads and writes POPM values. does anyone know? also...
by MrSinatra
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

any response? it seems to me MM writing 252 for 5 stars is demonstrably incorrect, and writing 21 (or 26 or whatever MM writes) for 1 star is also, at the least, weird. 252 = 5 is demonstrably incorrect, b/c what are 253, 254, and 255 then? (these speakers go to 11! ;) only the highest value, 255, s...
by MrSinatra
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating
Replies: 65
Views: 40662

Re: Value of ID3v2 POPM field and MM's Rating

i do not use MM, but here is what windows explorer uses: >> 224-255 = 5 stars when READ with windows explorer, writes 255 160-223 = 4 stars when READ with windows explorer, writes 196 096-159 = 3 stars when READ with windows explorer, writes 128 032-095 = 2 stars when READ with windows explorer, wri...