The Export/Import Player Data is a tool which allows you to export player data from one database and import it to another. This is an ideal tool if you are using more than one database and would like to keep the play statistics in sync.
For example, you may have your full music collection and Helium Music Manager database at home and a subset of the collection in another database at work. All music you play when you are at work will not be registered in your home database by default, thus the playing statistics will not be correct.
Using this tool will help you to synchronize the playing between your work and home databases so that the home database will always be up-to-date.
The tool will update:
Playcounter for each file (Database and Tags)
Rating for each file (Database and Tags)
Playing history (Database only)
Follow the steps below to export player data from one Database:
Start the Export/Import Player Data tool from Advanced > Library >Export/Import Player Data.
Select the Export Player Data To File radio button.
Select the type of data you would like to export from the Export type list. The following types are available:
Files played today
Files played yesterday and today
Files played the last week
Files played a specific week (Specify the week by selecting a date)
Files played the last month
Files played the last three months
Files played the last six months
Files played a specific month (Specify the month by selecting a date)
Files played the last year
Select a filename and where to store the exported file.
Follow the steps below to import player data from a file:
Select the Import Player Data From File radio button
Select the file you want to import player data from by clicking the Browse... button. When you select a file, Helium Music Manager will process and match the contents with the data in your active Database.
When the file has been loaded, the tool will display matched results. Each entry will be displayed with the following columns:
Filename - The original filename from the import file
Matched Filename - The filename Helium Music Manager has matched with this file
Song Information - The original song information from the importt file (Artist - Title - Album)
Matched Song Information - The song information from the file Helium Music Manager has matched
Current Rating - The rating for the matched file, currently stored in your Database
New Rating - The rating from the import file
Current Playcounter - The playcounter for the matched file, currently stored in your Database
New Playcounter - The playcounter value from the import file
Action - What action should be performed on the selected entry. Change the action for one or more entries using the Selected Action list
Current Filesize - The original filesize from the import file (not available for subtracks)
Matched Filesize - The filesize from the file Helium Music Manager has matched (not available for subtracks)
Current Length - The original song length from the import file
Matched Length - The song length from the file Helium Music Manager has matched
Track - The track number of the subtrack (only available for subtracks)
Matched Track - The subtrack track number Helium Music Manager has matched
Change any incorrect matched files to their correct filename by selecting the incorrectly matched entry and either double-clicking or by clicking the Select Track... button. If you want to keep one or more files as they are, change their action(s) to Leave, from the Selected Action list.
If you want the changes to be written to both your database and your tags, click the Update Tags check box.
If you want to keep your tags as they are, deselect the Update Tags check box.
If youwant the playcounter (database and tags) to be recalculated whilst saving, from data stored in your playing history, check mark the Recalculate PCNT checkbox.
By recalculating the PCNT value, Helium Music Manager will ensure that the playcounter stored on tags will match the number of times the track has been played in your database.
Click OK to apply the changes to your Database and optionally to your tags.
When importing data, entries in the list may have different background color. These colors mean the following:
Light-red means that the entry is unmatched - Helium Music Manager was unable to automatically locate a match for you. You will need to select the correct match.
Light-grey means that the original data is identical with the matched data and the entry will not be changed.
Light-green means that the entry is matched and marked for updating. The action for these entries will be defaulted to Update.
White means that the data in your active Database seems more up-to-date than the data from the export file. The action for these entries will be defaulted to Leave.