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Automatically rate iTunes tracks based on listening habits
Authored by: azraq27 on May 07, '07 09:41:45AM
I've wanted something like this for a while -- but not to constantly monitor my ratings, just to rate all of those unrated songs I haven't gotten to. I also have my own "rating system," which I don't really want to disturb.

So it's a little disappointing that this program overwrites all of your previous ratings. If anyone is comfortable with recompiling a program, here's a little simple hack to get around that:

1) Download the source code
2) Edit the AutoRate.applescript file, and change (on line 168):


set rating of theTrack to theRating

to

if rating of theTrack is 0 then
set rating of theTrack to theRating
end if

This will skip any files that already have a rating
3) I'm not sure why, but when I tried to compile it, it wanted the icon file (originally named "AutoRate.icns") to be called "Icon.icns". I had to change this manually before compiling
4) Recompile! Run the new program.

I would obviously advise backing up your library files (~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Library) before running this. As far as I can tell on my computer it left the old ratings untouched.

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Automatically rate iTunes tracks based on listening habits
Authored by: azraq27 on May 07, '07 03:26:48PM

Regarding my "Step #3," I just realized it's looking for the Icon.icns file from the /Developer/Examples directory. I deleted it on my computer, so anyone with a "standard" install will probably not run into this problem.

... so, ignore step #3



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