thanks for the interest!
the most basic issue, is that %popularimeter% does not work as a column, meaning it does not show any data at all, if the text string ID in a POPM frame is one that mp3tag recognizes, namely:
windows media 9 series (RATING WMP)
firstname.lastname@example.org (RATING WINAMP)
no@email (RATING MM)
the proposed solution is to allow both columns to work simultaneously. so if a file had:
...in its POPM frame, then it would continue to show "4" in a RATING WINAMP column, but it would simultaneously show "email@example.com|196|0" in a %popularimeter% column, instead of nothing, which it currently shows.
the main point is that I want to see the raw data in the one column, and currently I can't if it has one of those "recognized" txt ID strings.
"popularimeter" is missing from your listing to create columns btw. it used to be there, altho I can't recall if it was in the "information fields" or "extended fields" list.
you should also be aware of the following things:
just because the text id might seem to suggest a given program wrote the rating, does not mean a DIFFERENT program didn't write a different rating later. currently, MM will write 252 for 5 stars, but winamp will write 255. if a winamp user re-rates the file, OR gives it a different rating, the MM txt string REMAINS in place, but the value changes. this then completely breaks what you are trying to do in the "app" rating columns. see post 16.
Also, I have gotten the devs at MM to agree to use "255" instead of 252 and "1" instead of 23 going forward, but that change has yet to be released. in addition, winamp will in its next release, allow the user to specify their own email addy, as opposed to the default above, (also my request).
thx for your attention to this issue!