anyway to see what tracks have played on your ipod/touch/iphone?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by steve knight, Feb 19, 2009.

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    steve knight

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    I listen to books on my ipod and iphone. well they can have hundreds of tracks. once in awhile on my iphone I will loose my place. it is a real pain to figure out what track you were on. any way to see what you ahve listened too if you can't hook up to itunes?
     
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    c-Row

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    Under "Lists", there should be a "Last Played" list. At least there is one on my iPhone.
     
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    steve knight

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    where do you find it?
     
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    DoFoT9

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    in itunes, go to the view where you can see all the songs from your iPod..

    • go to the "View" menubar.
    • select "View Options"
    • tick "Last Played", it will appear in the list
    • sort by "Last Played"
     
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    c-Row

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    It's in the lower area of the iPod section, where the Artists and Tracks menus are.
     
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    steve knight

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    this is a problem when I don't have access to itunes.
     
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    DoFoT9

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    OH! wow. why dont you have itunes?? you have a computer dont you!? im sorry i dont know anyway how to access that data without itunes.
     
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    steve knight

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    when I am at work. if I loose track of what track I am on I am stuck.
     
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    Make a Smart playlist (file menu) with criteria "Play Count " "is less than" "#". You have to do this in iTunes. Drag that folder to your iPod. Choose that PLaylist, and run until it empties. Redo the criteria by adding "1" to your original "#" (i.e. if you first chose "2", make it "3". Works great.
     
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    steve knight

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    thats how I set it up. but it only works when I can sync my iphone. if I loose track while way from the computer it does not help.
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    make this smart playlist exactly as it is then sync it to your iPod/iPhone.
     

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    steve knight

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    that would just remove them when I synced right? or will it take them off as I listen?
    but looking I would need in the last hour. some of the tracks are only 3 minutes long but I can listen to 150 or more in a day. if the iphone looses track I have to guess where I am at. if I have this at home I just sync the phone and It removes the played tracks. but when I am out and about I can be lost on what was the last track I listened too.
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    well the one that I just showed you shows the tracks that you just listened to. So you can check that playlist to know where you should be in your audiobook
     
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    steve knight

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    that's what I found. I did not use playlits when reading the books so never noticed how they were removed from it.
     

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