Shuffle & Song Tracking

Discussion in 'iPod' started by gallagb, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    gallagb

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    IN
    #1
    aight
    just got the iPod shuffle

    fresh outta the box...etc

    today- played some songs on it...etc
    all's well
    Go to Sync it on the machine

    and find out that
    nothing get's 'logged'

    ie- it doesn't show up in my itunes as having played any of the songs

    what'd i do?
    or rather - what didn't i do

    big reason i ask this is b/c i use AudioScrobbler
    and i wanna keep a log of my played songs...etc

    also i wanna keep a long of them on my computer - ie in Itunes


    any ideas?

    for those who care
    i'm using a 12" Pb Rev C most up to date iTunes...etc
    10.3...etc- all up to date
    1Gb Shuffle

    any clues?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    Loge

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    England
    #2
    It's my understanding that because the iPod Shuffle has no clock, it cannot update last played date/time. It should, however, update the Play Count.

    There is some discussion of this issue, and possible workarounds, at iPodLounge. (I don't have a Shuffle, so I've no idea how useful)

    http://forums.ipodlounge.com/archive/topic/70693-1.html
     
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    gallagb

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    #3
    good call

    read that site u posted
    makes sense

    thanks for the direction
    as i looked closer- it was updating the count, just not the time-

    thus Audio-Scrobber doesn't pick it up
    and itunes 'recently played' doesn't pick up on it either...

    maybe time to return and buy a mini.
     
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    kgarner

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    #4
    macosxhints.com posted an AppleScript that will update the last played date when you sync it up. I downloaded it but haven't tried it yet. Could be way to keep it updated.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Re

    hii...

    what are u talking about in itunes files that are recently played will be dispalyed in my list option with track name and number of times it has been played :p
     
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    OldLadywithiPod

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    #6
    I'd like to ask an innocent question: Why do you need to know the time a track was played?

    Just curious.
     

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