Author Topic: Where are flac ratings stored?  (Read 976 times)

Ikarus

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Hello, previously I have had my music library in mp3 but I am updating everything to flac. When I use to rate mp3 files they would directly store in the mp3 files and be embedded. Now that I am using flac, whenever I rate my files I don't see them being embedded into the file. I am wondering where they are being stored. For example, if I were to switch computers and take my library with me, how would I also take my ratings to my new musicbee client?

Zak

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Working fine for me.
Ratings are stored in a RATING tag, on a scale from 0 to 100.
Try Edit > Edit Preferences > Tags (1) and make sure you haven't accidentally unchecked Store ratings in the music file.
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Ikarus

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Working fine for me.
Ratings are stored in a RATING tag, on a scale from 0 to 100.
Try Edit > Edit Preferences > Tags (1) and make sure you haven't accidentally unchecked Store ratings in the music file.
I have this enabled and I don't see any of the ratings being embedded into my flac files

Just to add to this as well, when I used to rate mp3 files with the 5 stars from music bee I used to be able to see this on my mp3 files by right clicking and going into properties where there would be 5 gold stars showing. Is that not how it works for flacs?

For example:
I rated a mp3 file and was able to see it update


I did this with a FLAC file and nothing changed:
Last Edit: September 16, 2022, 06:11:29 PM by Ikarus

Ikarus

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Now I understand, the rating is literally stored in <rating> and that is embedded into the file... I thought it would all just show up as stars on the rating property of the actual file...

The Incredible Boom Boom

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I have never used the Windows Properties pop-up to look for tags in my files. You should be using the Tag Inspector or a speciality tagging program to properly view all tags in a file.

phred

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You also should not be converting MP3 files to FLAC. You're taking a lossy format and the lossiness will still be present when converting to FLAC. The same goes for converting a lower bitrate MP3 to a higher bitrate MP3. The "damage" is already done and converting does nothing to improve the quality.
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boroda

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The "damage" is already done and converting does nothing to improve the quality.
, but increases file size!

hiccup

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@phred & boroda,

The OP said he is updating his library to have flac's instead of mp3's.
I am guessing these flac's are new and lossless, and not re-encoded from mp3. (what would indeed be a bad idea)

phred

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0he OP said he is updating his library to have flac's instead of mp3's.
Yes, I saw that. But some people may consider "converting" the same as "updating." Either way, I felt the OP should be made away of the consequences.
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