Incident relates to MP3Tag 2.49, MediaMonkey 220.127.116.116 (MM) on Windows XP Professional SP3.
I was testing the reliability of storing ratings in MP3 files.
- In MP3Tag, I created the target field name "Rating wmp" by using the extended field RATING WMP. I displayed the name as a column head and in the tag panel.
- I experimented with just one MP3 file.
- From within MM, I assigned a rating of *** to that file.
- I assigned a rating of 5 within MP3Tag. Saving the MP3Tag rating changed the MM rating to *****. The update was automatic. No mouse clicks, no buttons pressed.
However, after reducing the rating to 1 from inside MP3Tag, the MM star did not respond. No responses after I tried other values within MP3Tag, including switching from * to *****. No success either from refreshing MM's screen with F5, reloading the folders, or even restarting MM. After many trials (that I cannot list accurately), I could again produce ONE response in MM from saving a rating change in MP3Tag. Then, there would be a long string of failures again. And so on.
MP3Tag's rating NEVER budged in response to rating changes initiated in MM, even after using MM's Tools | Advanced tag management | Synchronize tags.
Whose bug is it? Probably MM's, but I can't tell, and I think this problem would be of interest here anyway.
Can someone shed some light on that mystery?