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Old 20th April 2014, 06:55   #1
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recognizing win exp m4a Ratings

I know DrO will be excited to do this!

...but as per these threads:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373680

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=324512&page=4

we now know that winamp is not reading the ratings win exp is writing to m4a files. this is b/c the rating win exp writes is proprietary, and not using the %rate% atom. I am guessing it is somewhere in the file header as it shows as part of the file's properties.

so my suggestion would be for winamp to continue to write ONLY to the %rate% atom, but read both the %rate% atom, AND the rating that win exp is writing, but preferring the %rate% atom for display if both are present.

this is worth doing b/c WMP probably does the same thing, and b/c if you don't do it, it will confuse users. it also would allow users to get the proprietary ratings read into winamp, so they then could "re-rate" them all via sorting the ratings column, to get the proprietary ratings into the %rate% atom.

just a suggestion for the wishlist.

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