This Quick Terminal Command Lets You Add Half Star Ratings in iTunes

If you’re a Mac OS X user who listens to music in iTunes, you may often add ratings to your songs. With iTunes, you can add a rating from 1 to 5 stars, but only whole stars – no half stars. If you have some songs that are in between (ie. 3 1/2 stars), why should you be forced to give a 1/2 star more or less than what it deserves?

The short answer is that you shouldn’t be forced at all to do that, and you no longer have to be thanks to this quick tip from Mac Tricks & Tips. They’ve shared a single-line terminal command which you can use to add this functionality to iTunes, and it’s really quick and easy to use.

All you have to do is open Terminal (Applications -> Utilities or search via Spotlight) and then copy and paste this command and press enter:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes allow-half-stars -bool true

If you have iTunes open, you can now restart it, or open it if not open.

With this quick terminal command, you can now add half star ratings in iTunes on Mac OS.

You should now be able to select a star rating and drag to the right or left to add a half star.

Add Half Stars To iTunes Ratings | Mac Tricks & Tips