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podcast ratings lost in itunes upgrade

by cag8f / January 6, 2013 1:33 PM PST

I updgraded my itunes (Windows XP 32 bit) from version 10 to 11 and it appears that all the ratings I assigned to my podcasts have disappeared. None of my podcasts have any ratings. Is this a known issue or might I be doing something wrong?

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Posted in the Apple forum too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2013 3:12 AM PST
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by cag8f / January 8, 2013 8:38 AM PST

That Apple forum discussion was posted by me, and as you can see, there were no replies.

>>such ratings are in your library

Are ratings part of the meta data attached to each music file? If so, I'm not worried--it's just a matter of of the itunes library compiling and displaying them.

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A quick read seems to show it's not in the song metadata.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2013 1:21 AM PST
In reply to: thanks

But we are peeking under the hood so that's beyond most. I could be wrong but a quick read seems to point it's in the library and not the files.

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by cag8f / January 9, 2013 2:04 PM PST

That would be pretty annoying if all my ratings (and other info) were lost. I'm probably a reasonably small minority, but it took a long time to compile info on each podcast. And I assume rolling back to the previous version of itunes will not remedy this situation? I actually tried to do that. I uninstalled this version, and tried to install itunes 9. But was met with an error message indicating that my library was created with a later version, so could not be used. Kind of hit a dead end there. Oh well. Doesn't look like there's much else to do. It's disappointing that the official Apple itunes forum is so sparse. I'll look around for other Apple forums that might be more helpful with these matters.


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Create Smart Playlist with media kind "Podcasts"
by FlavioRiv / February 16, 2014 7:10 AM PST

This is far from ideal but still a possible workaround. Create a Smart Playlist with Media Kind "Podcasts". All your podcast show up in a list where you you can see rating etc..

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