File ratings & tags in Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vern, Aug 20, 2008.

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    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    You can rate and add tags to media files in Vista straight from Explorer. My question is, how do I make sure those ratings and tags are backed up from installation to installation in case of the OS failure? ... or are they embedded in the file themselves?
     
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    They are set into the id tag of the file itself - So they are permanent. You can say that vista has a built into media tagger if you like ... I still like the godfather and tag&rename better, though.
     
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    Their own media tagger I'm guessing since I don't know of MP3s having specifications for ratings. At least I haven't seen them widely used. These embedded ratings and tags apply to videos as well?
     
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    That is am not sure of, as I never did it with video. I think it is only with audio files.