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Is anyone having problems getting itunes to work with half stars using James Craig excellent itunes updater. I am going to try for a complete install today, but so far I cannot get half stars working
ok I have reinstalled everything including the latest itunes and latest SC and latest itunesupdater.
When I select half stars, they ARE shown on the player and the duet remote. But they do not appear in itunes itself. Only the nearest whole star is reported. Under itunesupdater the option for half stars is ON.
Please help if you can
Well I found the solution after googling. Apparently v10 of itunes has a nasty habit of defaulting back to full stars.
In order to restore half stars and functionality of itunesupdater you need to do the following modification to the iTunesPrefs.xml file (I recommend you make a back up of this first):
1. Make sure you are closed out of the iTunes application.
2. Navigate to your iTunesPrefs.xml file. It’s normally located in one of the locations below.
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes in Windows XP
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes in Vista and Windows 7.
3. Open the file using a text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad.
4. Scroll down to where is says:
5. Immediately below that line, type the following:
6. Close and save the iTunesPrefs.xml file.
Now, the next time you open iTunes, you should be able to give songs a rating using half-stars. The new half-star rating system is even compatible with any iPod devices you sync up with.
----ps along the way I also found this awesome bit of software to help with itunes ratings and playcounts
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