iTunes 3 Ratings Poll

Do you use the iTunes 3 ratings for your songss?

  • I went through and rated all/most of my songs one day

    Votes: 3 8.6%
  • i have been rating my songs as they come up in my playlist

    Votes: 6 17.1%
  • occasionally i'll rate a song if it occurs to me

    Votes: 10 28.6%
  • i think i might rate them, but havent started yet

    Votes: 6 17.1%
  • i dont think i'll ever rate my mp3s

    Votes: 10 28.6%

  • Total voters
    35

AmbitiousLemon

Moderator emeritus
Original poster
Nov 28, 2001
3,413
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down in Fraggle Rock
Just today i started adding ratings to songs as the come up on my itunes playlist. seems like a lot of trouble, but i figure if when i hear a good song i go ahead and mark it as such then eventually they will get in order.

But i was wondering how many of you have started using the ratings yet. I know most people thought it was a pretty stupid feature, but its been a couple weeks now so i was wondering if you guys had stated using it yet.
 

ShaolinMiddleFinger

macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2001
745
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i think it all matters upon how many songs you have... I have about 70 songs on my hard drive so it wasn't that time consuming.....I normally wipeout the songs that start to irritate me...:)

it works great with the most rated playlist.
 

billiam0878

macrumors 6502
Mar 15, 2002
299
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Winter Park, FL
It's a neat feature, but I like all of my songs and thus don't really need to rate them... I've been doing it as songs show up in my playlists, but so far all of my songs are getting between three and five stars (after all, why would I have songs that did not deserve such a rating on my hard drive?). I really like the smart playlists though :)

Bill
 

mymemory

macrumors 68020
May 9, 2001
2,495
0
Miami
Damn, why are you goona keep something that you do not like in your hard drive?

If I do not like the song I delet them, If I have to deal with it I place it in another folder (my songs, my girldfrien songs, 80's songs, etc).

The ratings are very useless to consider it as an upgrade.

Good upgrade would be to have and audio imput to synk iTunes to a real DJ and play the visuals without the Apple logo getting in the way!!!
 

mac15

macrumors 68040
Dec 29, 2001
3,099
0
Well I use mine heaps. I love it

I don't have much to say, but it gets annoying sometimes
 

Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,914
26
Ha ha haaa!
Originally posted by mymemory
Damn, why are you goona keep something that you do not like in your hard drive?
My feelings exactly! My musical taste varies, too. One day I'll be listening to a specific genre and the next day I'm suddenly tired of it and I'll avoid it for a couple weeks. Unpredictability isn't reflected in ratings, so it's really useless to me. :p
 

Geert

macrumors 6502a
May 28, 2001
513
0
.be
Originally posted by Hemingray


My feelings exactly! My musical taste varies, too. One day I'll be listening to a specific genre and the next day I'm suddenly tired of it and I'll avoid it for a couple weeks. Unpredictability isn't reflected in ratings, so it's really useless to me. :p
Then iTunes would be the tool, not?
I'm like that, I've got songs I listen for day after day, and suddenly I get bored of them and start playing some other songs, avoiding the other ones.
If you whipe them of your HD, you have to put them back on if you decide to play them aigain.
I have 'bout 1000 songs on my HD, not even half of my cd collection but anyway, that gives me the ease to change once a while without having to put them back.
If you use playlists, you can set them to whatever you want.
You can make a playlists like:
add songs that haven't been played for ...
any way you want, if you want to keep those songs you played over and over again aside for a while and have them quickly by hand if you decide to play them again.

I think that the playlists is an even better feature than the ratings-feature,
although the rating feature gives you some more options when creating a playlist.
oh, btw, I rate songs as they come up in my playlist.
 

Beej

macrumors 68020
Jan 6, 2002
2,139
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Buffy's bedroom
I rated every MP3 I have in my collection (~6 gig worth) except for the ones I don't really know... I have a couple of dance albums I got from somewhere and haven't really listened to yet.

I'd love to be able to play my MP3s according to their ratings, eg the 5-star tunes would be played 5 times more often than the 1-star tunes. (Does this feature already exist but I can't find it? It seems like an obvious feature to implement to me :))
 

King Cobra

macrumors 603
Mar 2, 2002
5,403
0
I don't use the rating system and I probably won't. I'm still stuck on listening to the new CDs I got in the past few days. :p
 
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