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Step by step guide to use ratings with foobar2000 0.9.5
jayjo
post Nov 21 2007, 23:31
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Step By Step Guide To Use Ratings with Foobar v 9.5 beta 4

I had to find these items in multiple threads so I've tried to pull all of the sections mentioning ratings into just one "how-to" file. Hopefully, this will help people who would like a rating feature in Foobar. All of these steps use the existing features of the most current Foobar beta version with just one additional component "Quick Tagger", which is officially supported by Foobar.

Step 1: Get Quick Tagger which is needed to update "Rating" tag
Download: Quick Tagger from http://foobar2000.org/components/
Then add this to the foobar2000 /components directory on your hard drive.

Step 2: Set Up Rating Field for PlayList
Open Foobar Preferences -> Display -> Default User Interface -> Colors And Fonts
You will need a Unicode font for this. I used Arial Unicode MS which comes with MS Office.

Open Foobar Preferences -> Display -> Default User Interface -> Playlist View
Under Custom Columns, Click "Add New" button
Set Name To: Rating
Set Pattern To: $pad($repeat(★,%rating%), 5,✩)

Foobar does not use the default font for display so if you cut and paste this into the pattern, you will see that the stars turn into boxes, but it still works in the playlist window. If you just want to display the number instead of stars, then put %rating% into the pattern.

Step 3: Add "Rating" to Preferences box
Open Foobar Preferences -> Advanced -> Display -> Properties Dialog -> Standard Fields.
Add "Rating=RATING;" to the end of the string
Now when you open the properties field, you can change the rating for single or multiple files, just like you can for other properties.

Step 4: Set Up Quick Tagger for "Rating" tag
Open Foobar Preferences -> Tools -> Tagging -> Quick Tagger
Click "Add New" button

Field Name Values (semicolon-separated)
Rating 0; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5

I've used 0 as an easy way to clear a rating. Under this you'll see another box:
Require confirmation before processing more [ ] tracks

Set this to 1 if you don't want confirmation for single updates. Set to a very high number if you never want confirmation on multiple file updates.

Now that this is done, you can <right click> on your song to change the rating. Choose "Tagging -> Quick Tagger -> Set <Rating> To -> 0 through 5.

Step 5: Set Up Quick Keyboard Shortcuts To Update Tags
Open Foobar Preferences -> General -> Keyboard Shortcuts
Click "Add New" button

Action:
Filter List by: Rating
You'll See: Tagging -> Quick Tagger -> Set <Rating> to
Underneath are the Values set in Step 3 (0 to 5 for this example)

Key: Press the key you want:
I've used Ctrl 0->5 to set 0 to 5 as my rating when I do single file updates.

Now Click "Save All" button when done

<Added 11/24/2007>
The one problem I've noticed since my original posting is that I can consistently use the keyboard shortcuts for single files, but haven't always been able to use the keyboard shortcut consistently when tagging multiple music files. This happens even though I set:
Require confirmation before processing more [ ] tracks
to 10000 in Step 4 above.

I can get around this, by using the 2 other options:
1.) <right clicking> then Properties and setting the rating in the property window, or
2.) <right clicking> then Tagging -> Quick Tagger -> Set Value To -> then picking the number for the rating.
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For more detailed problems, you'll need to check with other regular forum members. This has been working fine for me. Thanks to the Foobar developers for making a great product.

This post has been edited by jayjo: Nov 24 2007, 17:12
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QUOTE (jomtones @ Apr 26 2009, 11:18) *
This is great .. but is there any way we can get Foo to use the integrated Windows tags?

I really like the way tags I make in Mediamonkey will show up in Explorer and elsewhere, but that didn't seem to happen when I set up Foobar with the quicktag method.

Thanks!


Hi! Is there any solution for unified tagging?
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- jayjo   Step by step guide to use ratings with foobar2000 0.9.5   Nov 21 2007, 23:31
- - 4nt1   nice guide thanks, for some reason my arial unicod...   Nov 22 2007, 01:56
- - snively   thanks   Nov 22 2007, 07:05
- - Jose Hidalgo   Hi, thanks for the guide. I'd prefer to have ...   Nov 24 2007, 01:39
- - jayjo   I quickly checked whether you could add your two e...   Nov 24 2007, 17:02
- - Jose Hidalgo   Hi jayjo. I'm close to it, but I still can...   Nov 26 2007, 15:51
- - jayjo   There's not much documentation with Quick Tagg...   Nov 27 2007, 08:19
- - Frank Bicking   Quick Tagger does intentionally not support titlef...   Nov 27 2007, 13:50
- - Jose Hidalgo   You know Frank, telling people what a component do...   Nov 27 2007, 14:20
- - Slotos   I understand reasons for one to use +rating and -r...   Nov 27 2007, 15:05
- - Jose Hidalgo   Slotos, with a 0-100 rate system, +rating/-rating ...   Nov 27 2007, 15:15
|- - aphasia   Jose, The functionality you are looking for could ...   Nov 27 2007, 18:13
- - Slotos   Jose Hidalgo, 0-100 system is moody. So you can se...   Nov 27 2007, 23:31
|- - Jose Hidalgo   Thanks aphasia, I appreciate and I'll look int...   Nov 27 2007, 23:39
- - Slotos   Jose, if moody ratings are not for you AND you hav...   Nov 28 2007, 01:02
|- - Jose Hidalgo   QUOTE (Slotos @ Nov 28 2007, 01:02) Why b...   Nov 28 2007, 02:56
- - JoFu   I wonder if those custom ratings have any affect o...   Nov 28 2007, 07:26
|- - unkwn   QUOTE (JoFu @ Nov 28 2007, 00:26) I wonde...   Nov 28 2007, 17:46
- - beont   I have test the TS solution, but it not works Whe...   Dec 2 2007, 14:20
|- - nightfishing   QUOTE (beont @ Dec 2 2007, 07:20) I have ...   Dec 3 2007, 00:05
|- - beont   TS=Topic Starter I use Quick Tagger, but it writ...   Dec 3 2007, 13:50
- - Slotos   AFAIK Windows explorer doesn't support APE tag...   Dec 3 2007, 15:06
- - zmur   thanks for the guide   Jan 5 2008, 14:00
- - mrinferno   good guide, helped me quite a bit. kind of expan...   Jan 21 2008, 23:10
- - chris h   Thanks for this guide. How can I stop tracks with...   Feb 1 2008, 10:31
- - labou   this is not working 4 me... i followed the guide s...   May 25 2008, 08:30
- - slyght   This guide doesn't work for me, too. When I t...   May 26 2008, 20:28
|- - RAC0oN   QUOTE (slyght @ May 26 2008, 14:28) This ...   Dec 30 2011, 19:29
- - kanak   The guide should be updated to reflect the fact th...   May 26 2008, 21:32
|- - slyght   QUOTE (kanak @ May 26 2008, 21:32) The gu...   May 28 2008, 22:04
- - PrinceOfDarkness   Thanks for the guide dude! But I have a questi...   Jun 27 2008, 21:05
- - Hayden54   I'm using $pad($repeat(★,%rati...   Jun 28 2008, 01:59
|- - kanak   THE NEW GUIDE (USING OFFICIAL PLAYBACK STATISTICS ...   Jun 28 2008, 04:51
- - kanak   $rgb() doesn't work in the default ui.   Jun 28 2008, 02:32
- - Hayden54   Sorry, I should have stated that I'm using CUI...   Jun 28 2008, 02:55
- - Hayden54   Thanks! It's good that you made an updated...   Jun 28 2008, 05:36
- - Benji99   Thanks for the guide! I've been trying to...   Jul 7 2008, 00:10
- - raybass   Hi I have been messing around with the Ratings for...   Feb 5 2009, 18:09
|- - jomtones   This is great .. but is there any way we can get F...   Apr 26 2009, 10:18
|- - Lenneth   QUOTE (raybass @ Feb 6 2009, 03:09) Hi I ...   Apr 28 2009, 11:45
- - Canar   Please note that the technique described here has ...   Apr 26 2009, 16:17
|- - jomtones   Thanks... I just enjoy the tagging being accessibl...   Apr 26 2009, 18:18
- - calosgouzy   Thank you very much for make the rating posible. I...   May 2 2009, 09:07
|- - RAC0oN   You can to that by changing the size of fonts. I...   Dec 30 2011, 20:08
- - boombaard   is there any way to get the ratings to outline on ...   May 2 2009, 17:33
- - emn13   For me the empty stars turn out smaller than the f...   Jul 26 2009, 17:54
|- - RAC0oN   Thanks for the cue! Works for me!   Dec 30 2011, 20:13
|- - RAC0oN   QUOTE (emn13 @ Jul 26 2009, 11:54) For me...   Dec 30 2011, 20:32
- - MartinS   Hi guys, First, thanks for this topic, it's v...   Aug 4 2009, 17:10
- - Mar2zz   Yes is possible to rate one track at a time (if it...   Aug 4 2009, 22:20
|- - MartinS   QUOTE (Mar2zz @ Aug 4 2009, 22:20) Yes is...   Aug 5 2009, 16:54
- - iFred   Thanks. To add buttons : 1. Right-click on the b...   Aug 22 2009, 14:24
- - commick   Hi, I have changed now to windows7 and have a prob...   Nov 2 2009, 22:58
- - sh4d0wscr34m   Can anyone tell me how to get it so I can use 10 s...   Nov 11 2009, 19:19
- - raybass   Hi sh4d0wscr34m I think that there is a limit impo...   Nov 14 2009, 18:13
- - sh4d0wscr34m   How about half-stars? Is it possible to get those ...   Nov 19 2009, 16:24
|- - SunRa   QUOTE (sh4d0wscr34m @ Nov 19 2009, 09:24)...   Mar 15 2010, 10:27
- - radiopayola   I was experiencing the issue described in your 11/...   Dec 1 2009, 05:56
- - Innomen   Is there a version of this somewhere updated for v...   Jan 14 2010, 11:03
- - Pring   Hi all, I set up my ratings, which is great. I won...   Mar 14 2010, 02:12
- - moogleboi   This doesn't work for me. Quicktagger fails to...   Apr 12 2010, 11:03
- - zeoh   Hi guys. I must admit, I am totally lost. I wanted...   Jun 2 2010, 10:35
- - dJe781   I used the exact settings described by the OP, and...   Aug 11 2010, 16:50
- - yashiro   For anyone digging for info about this. Simply in...   Nov 5 2010, 11:18
- - l_0ver   QUOTE (jomtones @ Apr 26 2009, 11:18) Thi...   Feb 1 2011, 19:00
- - Staceyparish   Hi, I followed all the instructions above and got...   May 11 2011, 23:13
|- - Erich_2   QUOTE (Staceyparish @ May 12 2011, 00:13)...   May 15 2011, 15:15
- - xamcc   Jayjo thanks very much for your post it was extre...   May 20 2011, 00:54
- - SASN   I went to look around the forums here and found th...   May 20 2011, 07:03
- - tpijag   $rgb code is not supported in the default use...   May 22 2011, 19:47
- - Snik4er   Nice guide. Cam this ne posibble for love/ban tra...   Jun 27 2011, 21:47
- - Chainyk   sometimes i have this instead of stars what cou...   Dec 3 2011, 21:46
|- - Erich_2   QUOTE (Chainyk @ Dec 3 2011, 21:46) somet...   Dec 3 2011, 22:13
- - lunaaaa   I been using the play_count plugin, and so far eve...   Dec 14 2011, 21:27
- - gaikokujinkyofusho   2012 and it still works (with v1.1.13) thanks so m...   Jul 26 2012, 11:23
|- - JakeJAMR   Thanks for this thread, it was helpful. Anyone kn...   Jul 29 2012, 01:38
- - disko78   Hi, I am using Foobar v1.2 with Default User Inte...   Jan 13 2013, 12:05
- - Andreasvb   Try $meta(rating) instead when displaying the...   Jan 13 2013, 12:55
- - disko78   like this? $pad($meta(★,%rating%)...   Jan 13 2013, 13:27
- - Andreasvb   No, that is instead of %rating%, the whole thing.   Jan 13 2013, 14:44
- - disko78   $pad($repeat(★,$meta(rating))...   Jan 13 2013, 22:32
- - disko78   guys please help me out, I am greenhorn in scripti...   Jan 15 2013, 12:43
- - LifeWOutMilk   If you use foo_playcount for ratings, then it will...   Jan 15 2013, 17:42
- - tpijag   disko78 as you learn foobar2000 and read threads ...   Jan 15 2013, 17:58
- - disko78   I got it now, Apologies for spamming, thanks a lo...   Jan 15 2013, 23:14
- - Abcdqfr   Just thought I'd throw my hunk of script out t...   Feb 22 2013, 08:03
|- - Abcdqfr   Seems it didn't like that code anymore...   Feb 22 2013, 23:08
|- - BenB   Try one of these: CODE$ifgreater($me...   Feb 23 2013, 14:35
|- - Abcdqfr   That's probably why my original script broke. ...   Feb 23 2013, 18:31
|- - adamf9898   QUOTE (BenB @ Feb 23 2013, 08:35) Note th...   May 28 2013, 03:58
- - Jackie78   Hi, I am using Win7 x64, and I have Arial Unicode...   Mar 30 2013, 08:59
- - marc2003   you don't need arial unicode MS to display sta...   Mar 30 2013, 09:15
|- - Jackie78   QUOTE (marc2003 @ Mar 30 2013, 09:15) you...   Mar 30 2013, 16:19
- - marc2003   you shouldn't have to do anything. it should j...   Mar 30 2013, 16:37
|- - Jackie78   QUOTE (marc2003 @ Mar 30 2013, 16:37) you...   Mar 30 2013, 16:55
- - zooliat   There are so many codes and references on other co...   Apr 24 2013, 06:34
- - IanH   Should anyone be interested, I used a simple worka...   May 22 2013, 22:37
|- - db1989   Your question is not really relevant to this threa...   Jun 2 2013, 10:43
- - innn   I have a question is is possible to have play coun...   Jun 2 2013, 07:11
- - Xencored   QUOTE (jayjo @ Nov 21 2007, 23:31) Step 4...   Jun 6 2013, 15:00
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