New to the list
2011-04-29 12:20:40 GMT
Hey Every one,
I’m new to the list, and will be following id3v2 development closely from now on.
I have a suggestion regarding a new tag frame or perhaps 2.
Nearly every single application out there builds up their own database of metadata. One field that stands out that you find in all of those applications is a rating field. The typical 5 star rating. This information is stored by the application, and in most cases cannot be migrated to another platform.
This will prevent most users (or at the very least make them very reluctant) to switch to another player.
The second risk is loss of storage media.
You can backup your mp3 library but if you lose your OS drive(or the drive that holds the metadata for your media player), all your ratings will be gone, even after a system restore.
A suggestion from my side:
Have 2 rating frames.
One for your own personal rating with simply a numerical value from 1 – 5.
Then another rating frame for a public rating score.
Personal rating would contain the rating you chose for each individual score.
When you sync iTunes for instance, apple can then collect all those ratings and build a public rating for matching media.
Doing it this way, will of course allow you to migrate from the dying Zune to iPod faster than you can swipe your credit card :-p without the fear of losing all your ratings.
I would love to hear your thoughts around this.
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