Current Mac automatic iTunes rating software.
August 9, 2012 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Looking for software to automatically rate songs in my iTunes library on my Mac (Mountain Lion). I have Autorate, but it hasn't been upgraded in three years and no longer works reliably with my iTunes library as of my upgrade to Mountain Lion. I've also searched Doug's Applescripts and come up dry. Difficulty: large library (18K local songs) + iTunes Match (made no difference with Autorate but has been an issue with other metadata apps).
posted by immlass to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It looks like Autorate just uses play count to extrapolate ratings. Could you just use smart playlists that use play count and last played times for the same purpose?
posted by MonsieurBon at 10:18 AM on August 9, 2012

Doing it manually is a last resort, but I hadn't thought of assists from smart playlists.
posted by immlass at 11:52 AM on August 9, 2012

It's not really manual at all if you make a smart playlist that say, grabs any items that have more than 10 plays AND have been played in the last 6 months, for example.

Unless what you want is to then assign a star rating to all of those. But if you use that initial smart playlist then there's not much of a point to putting a star rating on them since you've already captured them.
posted by MonsieurBon at 1:01 PM on August 9, 2012

What I'm looking for is the star rating to view, which has utility value of its own. Since one of the things I use it for is explicitly to find albums I like but haven't played recently in a large playlist sorted by album, the actual star rating is useful.
posted by immlass at 2:52 PM on August 9, 2012

Well, you can select all songs in a smart playlist and right-click, set rating, so that takes care of that.
posted by MonsieurBon at 9:51 AM on August 10, 2012

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