iTunes ratings?
May 13, 2005 6:11 AM   Subscribe

Is there any way to export ratings along with your library in iTunes? Pretty please?
posted by adampsyche to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Another mefi user just shared this with me in a different context, and I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds like what you're asking about:

"Go to preferences (control - ,) and change the location of your library to the destination make sure it is set to keep your library organized.

"Go to the 'Advanced' drop down menu and hit 'Consolidate Library...'

"Takes a tad longer than copying the folder, but guaranteed to work as perfectly as possible. iTunes does not write metadata to the actual files every time you change something. This makes sure that that happens, and nsures that the database files are good."
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 7:07 AM on May 13, 2005

My ratings and playcounts transfered when I did what SSF mentoins above. Follow the directions on the ipodlounge article on moving your library.
posted by terrapin at 7:17 AM on May 13, 2005

Interesting-- I'll have to try the consolidate library technique next time. I always just copy the rating info to another tag that I don't use (BPM for me) as a back-up.
posted by synecdoche at 8:16 AM on May 13, 2005

This "consolidate" option doesn't exist on my version. I have 4.7 on a PC. Any other options?
posted by magnetbox at 11:05 AM on May 13, 2005

My mistake. I didn't quite understand/follow the directions correctly. I thought the consolidate option was inside the Advanced tab of the Preferences, but instead it's in the Advanced pulldown right in the main interface.
posted by magnetbox at 11:09 AM on May 13, 2005

Yeah, I just sent that tip to stupidsexyflanders last night!
posted by blasdelf at 9:29 PM on May 13, 2005

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