For more than a year it’s been bugging me that iTunes “sometimes” would auto-rate played tracks. It happened on some albums, yet not all albums. Back in May 2018 I posted this video on YouTube showing the behaviour:
As you can see iTunes here automatically rates “En Masse” (track 10) from the moment it starts playing.
Back then I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, yet today I found out when this behaviour occurs: it happens when you’ve rated the album itself. For whatever reason iTunes copies over the album rating onto each track when you start playing it.
I don’t like this behaviour, as it’s unwanted: an album can be 5 stars, yet that does not mean all individual tracks on it are 5 stars.
(*) For the “Nachtlicht” album (from the second video) I’d make an exception though … it’s an exceptionally great album by Eefje de Visser and would highly recommend it to all who speak Belgian/Dutch!
At the top of Creating vs. Shipping there’s a featured image that contains the quote I mentioned in the post itself. To create that image, I turned to an online tool named “BeFunky Photo Editor”.
Even though the more advanced stuff (or extra variants of a brush) requires a paid account, it’s more than enough for when you don’t have any editor such as Photoshop or Affinity Photo available, and quickly need to do some basic stuff. Found it very intuitive to work with too 🙂
They also have an online collage maker and online designer tool.
Always great to see what’s possible on the web nowadays, sans plugins 💪