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Parental rating and music


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Hello! Long-time HTPCer, but new it MB3. I setup my son as a user with a parental rating of Y-7. Movies and TV shows work fine, you can only see shows with a rating of Y-7 or less. But in music, while you can only play music I marked as Y-7, you can see all artists and albums. I'd rather not have him see Rob Zombie cover art for a few more years! A side effect of this is the small covers shown on the view button also pulls from all albums, while movies/tv only use ones he can watch.

 

Since all his music his under genre Children, it would be nice to have the ability to limit by genre instead of rating. Then, I wouldn't need to a rating to all his songs.

 

Thanks! Looking forward to learning the ins and outs of this program.

 

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A lot of music doesn't have ratings so I imagine that is part of your problem.

 

In the User settings for his user (where you set the maximum level) also check off music under "Block items with no ratings".

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Yeah, I have that checked. To be a little more clear, in the music view, under songs, I can only see (and play) songs that I gave the Y-7 rating. All other songs do not have a rating and do not show up. Under Artists, only artists of those Y-7 songs so up and likewise under Genre only the genre(s) of those songs show. But under Albums and Album Artists, it shows all of them regardless of rating. If I select one of those albums, I get this:

 

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Hope that's a bit clearer!

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No, it also happens in the WP8 app. Songs, artists and genres only show Y-7 rated info, but albums shows all albums.

 

I haven't tried any other clients.

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If you edit one of these albums with the web metadata editor, what Parental rating does it show?

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As far a I can tell (I have 37000+ songs/2500+ albums), all artists have no rating. All songs have no rating. And all albums, except the ones I changed to Y-7, have no rating. Since the songs of the 'Y-7' albums appear and play, I guess they inherit the rating of their parent (album). That's a good thing since editing 24 albums is a lot quicker than 400+ songs.

 

Thanks for the quick response and digging into this!

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Yes, I'm sure the problem will be consistent with everything except maybe MBC because it is at the API/data level.

 

Music metadata is spotty and ratings are even more spotty so we just haven't figured out exactly how to handle it all perfectly yet.

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