Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

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Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by anonymust » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:06 am

For some reason when I rate my FLAC audio files in Media Monkey (version 3.2.2.1300), it doesn't write the rating to the FLAC file its self.....
But if I rate an MP3 file, it writes this rating to the MP3 file..

Why is this?

At times I have to manually edit the rating of the file with MP3Tag, and write its rating myself.


I have the "write to tag" options checked in:

Menu: Tools > Options... > Library > Tags & Playlists

I have both boxes checked for :
  • Update tags when editing properties
  • Modify timestamp when updating tags
Please help me out! Most of my new audio files are now FLAC, and I wont be going back!
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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by nohitter151 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:53 am

It works fine for me. You say the rating doesn't show in mp3tag? Did you right click > extended tags? I've just tried rating a FLAC file and it shows also in mp3tag.
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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by anonymust » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:00 pm

nohitter151 wrote:It works fine for me. You say the rating doesn't show in mp3tag? Did you right click > extended tags? I've just tried rating a FLAC file and it shows also in mp3tag.
Nope, it doesnt alter or change the FLAC files.


I just tried it again.... on a FLAC song with no rating... and I gave it 4 stars stars...
Then I tried it on a FLAC song that I manually rate on MP3TAG (gave it 5 starts in mp3tag) and in Media Monkey it saw the FLAC song as 5 star... but in MediaMonkey i changed the rating to 4.5 stars..

The 4.5 was not written to the FLAC file, it remained a 5 star.

After I gave those two tracks a rating, I then decided to "save then" (Select them and the ctrl+s) .. did that and check the tracks again with MP3Tag and still not written to the FLAC files :(

I think it is only saving to the database, because when I exit Media Monkey and restart it, the files have the ratings i gave them, but it isn't written to the FLAC file itself.

P.s. nohitter151 yes i did right click extended tags in Mp3Tag , i have that field visible "RATING MM" or %RATING MM% in this case.

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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by nohitter151 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:45 pm

Maybe it is something specific to the files, could you upload a sample? It is working fine for me.
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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by Lowlander » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:47 pm

You might also want to upgrade to MediaMonkey 3.2.5.
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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by anonymust » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:24 am

Here's one FLAC file I been working with

[DropBox Upload Link | http://db.tt/LR55TSXG ]

In my library it is rated 5 stars... but when I look at its properties in MP3TAG nothing is there... Rating only saved to the database and not the file

P.s. Downloaded MediaMonkey 3.2.5 will install when I return home from work.
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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by Lowlander » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:26 am

Go to the Library > Files to Edit > Unsynchronized Tags node, select all files and use Tools > Advanced Tag Management > Synchronize Tags.
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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by dr_snuggles » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:44 pm

keep in mind vorbistag 'rating' doesnt contain . or , and using values from -1 till 100 , 'rating mm' multiplied by 20. so rating 4 in mm means rating 80 in vorbistag.
and using mp3tag > if u remapped tagfields, the original fields aint shown in extended tag view (the mapped ones r shown)

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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by nohitter151 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:31 pm

anonymust wrote:Here's one FLAC file I been working with

[DropBox Upload Link | http://db.tt/LR55TSXG ]

In my library it is rated 5 stars... but when I look at its properties in MP3TAG nothing is there... Rating only saved to the database and not the file

P.s. Downloaded MediaMonkey 3.2.5 will install when I return home from work.
I've just downloaded and rated your file in MediaMonkey. Checking the tags with mp3tag shows the rating. Seems to be working fine.
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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by anonymust » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:14 am

And I am back :)

I found out what MediaMonkey does.

Along with MP3TAG I always check and update my Tags (still a noob at scripts will leave MP3TAG soon as I master MM scripts)

But here's what happens:

With MP3 files MM writes to the " RATING MM " tag when I rate songs by clicking on the 5 stars within MediaMonkey
and for FLAC files... It writes to the " RATING " tag of the FLAC file

Downside for me.. the RATING MM field ranges from 0 to 5 with increments of 0.5 (half a star), and the RATING field ranges from 0 to 100 with increments of 10 (with 10 being half a star rating)
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Re: Update FLAC Files When Editing Tags.

Post by Lowlander » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:30 pm

More on what tags are written by MM: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... erties/4.0
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