gunterotto
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schrieb am 17.07.13 um 21:52 Uhr
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Greetings all. Loving streamWriter, it is amazing, but I seem to have an issue, maybe a bug? After I stream a number of songs, I first listen to them using MediaMonkey and delete them if I don't want to keep them, optionally I assign "star ratings" too. Problem is, if I then edit and save a song, streamWriter does not keep my earlier ratings from MediaMonkey, they are blank again.

I searched this board and either no one else has the problem or my German failed me. Could it be that streamWriter retains iTunes and/or WMP ratings, but not MediaMonkey ratings? MP3tag shows the ID3v2 tag as POPM for "Rating MM".

Is this a bug or a setup issue or a user issue?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
 
swroland
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schrieb am 18.07.13 um 02:07 Uhrzuletzt bearbeitet von swroland am 18.07.13 um 02:11 Uhr
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First - I'm not using Media Monkey, so I'm not able to check if my guess is right. If you cut a song (with streamwriter) it is a new file, with the same filename, but different content (and some different file properties, e. g. creation time). If Media Monkey uses one of these properties or (a hash of) the file content to check if it is a new file, then you would loose your Media Monkey properties for that file - because for Media Monkey it isn't the same file anymore.

And if Media Monkey is working that way, than this behavior is "by design" (of Media Monkey).

If you cut your MP3 with another program than streamwriter (e. g. mp3DirectCut http://www.chip.de/downloads/mp3DirectCut_13007940.html) is the behavior of Media Monkey different? If not - it is obviously an issue of Media Monkey.
 
gunterotto
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schrieb am 19.07.13 um 03:36 Uhr
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StreamWriter does everything I need it to do, post-recording, I don't have another MP3 edit program right now (trying to keep Windows 8.1 lean while on beta). StreamWriter does keep the artist and song title as part of the metadata when I do post-processing (cut/fade), so I was hoping it would retain additional tag data along with that when a song is re-saved. I'm sure others would like to add ratings or genre or whatever, and keep them if they edit a song. Indeed, I often use streamWriter to clean up old songs that were not streamed, but need attention, and they already have all the tags and I prefer to retain them if possible. It could if it was written that way, I suppose is my point, so if not a bug, then consider it a feature request!

Thanks for your response, much appreciated.
 
alex
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schrieb am 19.07.13 um 20:27 Uhr
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Hi!

I looked into it. streamWriter copies only the tags it knows - Artist, Title, Album, Comment, Tracknumber. So after reencoding, foreign tags are lost. I added functionality to copy the first rating tag, please test it with the next build.
LG/Best regards, Alex

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gunterotto
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schrieb am 19.07.13 um 21:04 Uhr
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That is just awesome, I look forward to giving it a try!
Thanks a lot Alex.
 
gunterotto
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schrieb am 29.07.13 um 23:37 Uhr
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It looks like it works fine now Alex. I rated my songs in MediaMonkey as I listened to them, then did Cut/Fade post-processing with streamWriter as needed - happily all of my "star" ratings did remain in place.

Job well done, and very much appreciated.
Thanx!!