[CONFIRMED] Importing Rekordbox XML sets star rating incorrectly

Any song imported from the rekordbox xml with one or more stars is imported as 5 stars. My guess is because rekordbox stores each star as a value 51 in the xml, and not 0-5, the rating field is being parsed incorrectly. A 1 star rating has a value of 51, 2 is 102, 3 is 153, 4 is 204, and 5 is 255. Should be an easy fix. :slight_smile:


Hi @hunter,

Thank you for the report. This behavior has been confirmed.

I’ll pass this over to the dev team for investigation.

so a search and replace in the xml file will fix this?

have been mucking about with the rating=“n” value in the recordbox xml file and reimporting into EP.

1-11 = 1 star

12 - 19 = 2 stars

20 - 27 = 3 stars

28 - 35 = 4 stars

36+ = 5 stars

pretty weird but it works…

Thank you for reporting this bug, I’ve just joined the forum to report the same bug. This fix would be very important to me.

Hey, just wanna share my simple golang code to solve this bug:

It converts the the exported Rekordbox collection to Engine Prime. More information on git.

Have a nice day!

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Hi Florian, thank you very much. I’ve just startet the same workaround using Python :smile: No need anymore. Thank you very much!

Hi Florian, genial, hours of work saved! Is it possible Denon actualize the Engine Prime Software to solve the problem automaticaly?

By the way, I met another probema about the libraries import, the Itunes import library doesn’t get the picture of the album…

Hey there,

the tool or the denon software doesnt work correctly… if i include the edited xml file, the ratings looks correctly. but after i scroll up and down, the ratings showing 5 stars again…

what can i do?


Hey Faine,

can you try to rename the folder “Engine Library” (‪C:\Users\USERNAME\Music\Engine Library") to “Engine Library.old” and then try to import the collection again?


Hey Florian,

yeah cool, it works :slight_smile: thank you very much. I am new to work with Denon Software and Hardware :slight_smile: Maybe you can explain me too, why engine prime analyize only tracks from 10A to 12A? Is it normal that i have to “Re-Analyze” my whole library to show me the correct key notation? Aaaaand Denon doesnt have a function to edit the tracks? (like the comment section)

Thank you again and have a nice day / evening :slight_smile:


Unsure if its what you meen, but you can double-click in the comment-field, and type/ write what ever you want there, in the Engine Prime software.