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I have a playlist folder called Stars. Inside it I have 5 smart playlists. one playlist for each star rating. 1 star, 2 stars...etc. is there a way for itunes to automatically write a '1' in the grouping tag when i rate a track with one star? thanks!

  • Just curious, this sounds like an X:Y Problem, and I'm wondering what the benefit of adding a number string to the track's grouping field would be when you already have access to the star rating metadata. – ian.pvd Apr 25 '13 at 15:38
  • Also, for mass updates of track metadata, Mac Appetite (now defunct, apparently) has an app called QuickTag, which uses scripts to update track metadata in a way that simulates keyword tagging. It looks like you can still download it from cNet if you want to play with it. – ian.pvd Apr 25 '13 at 15:42
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Short answer: No.

Long answer, still no, but there are workaround. You cannot have the label added in the grouping tag as soon as you rate the track. However, you can write a small Apple-Script that you would setup to run everyday (or every hour, or anything else) that would scan your iTunes library and write the tag to the tracks, depending on their rating.

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