DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by dMajo » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:57 pm

The ratings are stored in the system database: postgresql.

For the ones willing to explore it better here a short guide on how to do it with phpPgAdmin. The guide is short and perhaps require some basic skills to understand it, but the people able to write tools I am sure will not have issues, even if it's in italian ;)
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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by phillil » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:02 pm

if it's so simple, why can't synology just provide a backup feature??

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by phillil » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:47 am

Wow, do synology actually read these forums?

Quite a few +1's on this topic but no input or response from synology

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by ShanghaiKnight » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:15 am

I agree... I was quite surprised that the ratings aren't read from the MP3 file. I had to take MusicBee and export to Itunes, then import to Audio Station.

Now, I fear, it will be impossible to keep my local and my NAS copy of my music in sync...

I wish there were a way to export ratings from NAS as well... I see all those fancy commands -- I'm not a programmer. I have no idea how to do command line access to my Synology, nor do I desire to learn... I just want stuff to work.
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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by BJDeriso » Mon May 23, 2016 6:31 pm

Plus 1.

I've been asking for this for several years now. And Lyrics. I spend a ton of time cleaning up and tagging my FLACs in MediaMonkey; I would really appreciate a player platform that uses my tags, and can write to them if I allow it.

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by edsg » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:59 pm

+1 for storing ratings in file tags as in foobar.

As for multiple users -
please consider the plight of the lonely old curmudgeons amongst us, for whose malaise music is the only cure, and they have no relatives for whose ratings they care.

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by lostinthought » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:27 am

Wanted to blow the dust off this post....PLEASE USE file ratings for DS Audio! Synology techs, hope u r listening!

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by phillil » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:59 pm

I don;t think this will ever happen.

It's a shame because I'll just have to keep using JRiver

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by fonetval » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:42 pm

Up !

Com'on Synology support ! It's not as difficult as doing DSM release with new features !!!

You have yet all the specifications in blutroniq post https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopi ... 13#p363119 (@blutroniq : well done guy !)

It's a shame not to respect market-up-to-date standards for a so-usefull feature : no more DS AudioStation for me without it ! My Syno return back to a simple (and so, expensive !) hard-drive backup system :-( !!!

Disapointed...

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by rabidpuppy » Mon May 08, 2017 11:27 am

To get around this I made up genres for the ratings I need - 1 star = "bad", 3 start = "good", 5 star = "great".

So I end up with genres of e.g. "Rock;Good", "Indie;Acoustic;Great" etc etc.

Then I can use smart playlists based on "genre contains good" etc.

(I use Media Monkey to edit the genre in the track.)

At the end of the day I no longer have to worry about how whatever application I am using uses ratings (after using iTunes and they got all messed up going to Audio Station).

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by phillil » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:40 pm

I know it works for you, which is great

But actually it's a crappy solution that you needn't worry about.

As a basic music player, storing ratings in a file should be an option it appears quite a few people value it.

But let's face it, Synology don't care - why they bother developing apps like AudioStation, only not to bother about feedback on how people would like to use it is beyond me.

I would love to ditch my media PC and use the Syno apps, but they just arent and will never be fit for purpose

Extremely disappointing, but I've accepted it now - my next NAS purchase will be a QNAP where I can install JRiver media centre to serve music

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by lostinthought » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:42 am

SYNOLOGY ADMINS....PLEASE GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY NEED....
The ability for DS Audio to read the already existing ratings in our well manicure collections of high bit rate audio!!!!
Can I get an Amen?!?!?

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by bgnz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:33 pm

Hell yucking feah

I lost all my ratings on itunes when my hdd died even though i was using the nas itunes server app. ive been rating through DS too but if i lose those im just going to give up. mp3's have the rating metadata... why cant we just choose to use it?!
makes no sense.

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by edsg » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:15 am

Rating is a metadata field in EXIF format for images,
Rating is a metadata field in MP3.

By 2017, this is pretty much accepted all across professional audio software EXCEPT iTunes.
Please review this issue!

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Re: DS 5.1: How or where are song ratings saved?

Unread post by gavinr » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:22 pm

Any updates on this?

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