Migrating Star Ratings

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Robert, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. Robert

    Robert Guest

    I was having this problem of not being able to migrate my ratings. This is
    what worked for me, your mileage may vary...

    I had a laptop, XP and WMP10, with a USB portable hard drive that contained
    all of my media. I spent the time to rate about 80% of my songs. I enabled
    the setting, Maintain my star ratings as global ratings in the media files
    located in the tools, options menu, under the library tab. I then selected
    the Process Media Information Now located in the tools menu. After that I
    disconnected my USB drive and pluged it into my new media center 2005 PC. I
    imported all of my files and none of my star ratings where there.

    After some digging around and letting it fester for a couple of days. I
    noticed that on my MCE PC I did not have the Maintain my star ratings as
    global ratings in the media files enabled. I proceded to enable this
    settings and I received a message box that warned me if I click ok it will
    import my ratings from my files and overwrite what is in the media library,
    click cancel if you don't want to do this. Well, of course I wanted to
    because I was migrating. I clicked okay and after a few minutes my ratings
    appeared. Problem solved...

    Well, I hope this helps atleast one person out there. It seems you can run
    the process multiple times by disabling clicking apply and then reanabling.
    I suggest that if your media library is more current than you files in terms
    of star rating that you use the Process Media Information Now and then redo
    your import.
    Robert, Apr 15, 2005
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