Rating /DB Question

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mon40
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Rating /DB Question

Post by mon40 »

Odd use case for person that reviews 1,000's of albums.

I was moving to MM specifically because I was looking for a safe way to store my ratings on all file types.

I was just in the middle of having my D drive contain my high quality files and converting all my files to 320 mp3's on my e drive just so I could have the ratings embedded into the file and I don't have to worry about winamp or windows media player both unsupported losing my 25,000 ratings.

So with this odd use case my question is: Instead of moving everything to mp3 can I get into the MM db in case I want to do something else in 10 years.

Or should I continue having an mp3 copy of everything if ratings are that important to me

I have actually been developing database applications since 1996 and VB3 so I am certainly technically able to do so.

So would you be able to tell me what I can use to read the db natively. I have only been in the microsoft stack for most of my 25 years as a developer so not sure what this generic .db is.

What would people suggest I do? D drive with highest quality files and e Drive with mp3s and store ratings in file or trust MM with my ratings and key them all in from winamp / windows media player


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Re: Rating /DB Question

Post by Lowlander »

Use FLAC (assuming you're using WAV) as high quality files and have the Ratings stored in them. No messing with low quality copies (how are you getting the Ratings from those to the high quality files?): https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/WebHel ... erties/4.0

Do backup the database: https://www.mediamonkey.com/support/kno ... y-library/
and it can be used on another computer/drive in case of hardware failure: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index. ... w_computer

And the database itself is SQLite and you can access it with various SQLite tools outside of MediaMonkey.
mon40
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Re: Rating /DB Question

Post by mon40 »

Wow thanks FLAC has it!! This is answer is great on so many levels. Thanks for educating me.
mon40
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Re: Rating /DB Question

Post by mon40 »

Just ordered lifetime copy. Thanks for the help. I am still looking for the FLAC spec to see where it is.
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Re: Rating /DB Question

Post by Lowlander »

What spec?
mon40
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Re: Rating /DB Question

Post by mon40 »

Something that shows what properties are on FLAC. I did look at mp3Tag and I noticed three ratings for Flac. Rating WinAPM Rating MM and Rating WMP

Looks like its 100 point system for winamp
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Re: Rating /DB Question

Post by Lowlander »

Above the link for that was shared: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/WebHel ... erties/4.0
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