Hi. First of all I'd like to congratulate Florian for such a gem !
I'm a mobile DJ and I've being using Traktor since version 1, 2, 3 and now Traktor Pro 1.
In the past I used Tag&Rename for tagging my mp3 collection, one feature I liked most was the rating, which consisted of 0 to 5 stars.
Everything was fine until Traktor Pro arrived . Because I started to notice that as soon as traktor analyzes an MP3, the rating was gone from Tag&rename !
So trying to investigate further, I accidentally (now I think I was LUCKY ) found MP3tag, read about it and decided to give it a try and see If I can figure out how was traktor pro handling my MP3 tags.
It's important to note that Tag&rename doesn't allow the customization MP3tag does !, specially speaking when adding custom tags or viewing extended tags info. With tag & rename practically it's impossible to see ALL the extended tags, but with MP3Tag it's possible !
So, I noticed that Tag&rename stores the rating under a tag called RATING WMP (I assume it is from Windows Media Player). After Traktor Pro analyzes or edit a track tag, I found that the RATING WMP tag is completely deleted !, the ratings are still in traktor, and then, using MP3Tag I noticed that traktor stores the rating under POPULARIMETER tag in values like:
Also noticed that Traktor Pro deletes the tag RATING MM
All that deleting tags from Traktor Pro is a bug , I've already emailed them and so far they have not given any response.
So, by using MP3Tag I was able to recreate my Ratings in the other tags: RATING WMP and RATING MM, simply by sorting with MP3Tag my files using POPULARIMETER tag, and then selecting all the mp3s with the same POPULARIMETER value and adding manually the correct rating to RATING WMP and RATING MM (using 0,1,2,3,4,5 numbers).
So now my default Tag editor is MP3Tag, I can achieve ALL what Tag&rename can plus MORE features ! Thanks Florian.
I hope other traktor pro users found useful this program.
I just have a couple of questions:
is it possible to make MP3tag to automatically read the POPULARIMETER tag and recreate the RATING WMP & RATING MM tags?
do you know ALL the tags used for storing ratings and their formats?