07-27-2009 10:34 PM - edited 07-27-2009 10:36 PM
If you've read the thread, you'd realize I don't really mean syncing and storing song ratings - only the ability to just view them outside of the clip. It is a bug because it is implemented, just not working. I don't understand why they even put the ability to assign songs a rating in the clip if there was not a purpose to it other than looking at what you just assigned ratings to.
This lack of support from the community and sandisk for firmware issues is what turned me off of porting rockbox to the clip. This is such an easy fix and easy to test, and I've hardly got any confirmations of the bug or support.
Message Edited by johnnyz86 on 07-27-2009 10:36 PM
07-28-2009 05:52 AM - edited 07-28-2009 05:53 AM
In order to view the ratings outside of the Clip, don't they need to be copied via MTP from the Clip to the host computer? Generally when this is done, changed ratings can move in either direction, hence the word "sync".
So it seems that the Clip stores the ratings in its own internal database, but hasn't implemented the portion of the MTP protocol that syncs ("copies", if you prefer) the ratings to the PC. I'm still not sure I consider this to be a bug, but, whatever. I'd like to have it too, FWIW.
The purpose of being able to rate songs on the Clip appears to be only to dictate which songs go into the "Top Rated" list.
Message Edited by PromisedPlanet on 07-28-2009 08:53 AM
07-28-2009 11:31 PM
07-29-2009 04:28 AM
It's frustrating that I can't access this ratings information the way I want. I want to be able to rate songs on the Clip[, then use that information to transfer files to a favorites collection on another portable device. Ideally I want to see the Clip ratings show up in WinAmp or some usable media player. It would be nice to just open the ratings file that it stored on the clip. Is there anyway to translate that data to just get a list?
07-29-2009 04:49 AM - edited 07-29-2009 04:49 AM
The ratings are stored in MTABLE.SYS. If you save this file to disk, then change a song's rating and do a binary file comparison between the file on the Clip and the one you saved, you'll see the value change. Unfortunately it isn't obvious how to mathematically determine the offset of the rating (it's not near the tag information), so I'll leave it to someone who cares to figure this out.
Message Edited by PromisedPlanet on 07-29-2009 07:49 AM
06-23-2011 11:15 AM
I have just bought a clip+ (this week!) and to find out that song rating sync is not supported is very frustrating.
I already own about 5 different size and generation of ipod, but loved the small form factor and audio capabilities of the Clip+.
I use J River's Media Center to manage my music - I can get it to sync the songs and playlists etc to the clip+ in msc mode, but cannot then retrieve any play data or ratings data.
My wish is to load the clip+ with new albums recently bought and then rate the songs while mobile, then sync with J River Media Center on my PC - surely not that hard to do???
If not, like others, I have to ask why are Sansa still selling this device if they are not prepared to support it...
06-23-2011 11:56 AM - edited 06-23-2011 11:56 AM
Use MTP mode if you want to do that kind of stuff.
Two Clip Zips (4+16GB and 8GB), e280 8GB, iPod Video 80GB <--all 4 rockboxed. iPod Mini 32GB.
Cowon X9 32+16GB, Samsung Galaxy 5.0 8+32GB, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 16+32GB
"Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?"- Friedrich Nietzsche
06-23-2011 01:46 PM
If the Clip won't do this, it's not that SanDisk is not prepared to support the player--it's just that the player may not do 1 thing you would like it to do . . . . Such is the way with electronics and programming oftentimes, unfortunately.
06-23-2011 08:26 PM
Have to disagree Miikerman sorry.
Firmware is software - Rockbox dev's have proved that if you put some thought and effort in you can achieve al lot through software.
The fact that the clip+ has ratings and the fact that in MTP mode it stores the rating in a dBase file in some fashion tells me that it IS possible and if enough people asked for it, it could be done.
I'm just starting with a petition of 1 right now!