Sync My Rating and Play count from iPod to iTunes

Discussion in 'iPod' started by cello in BC, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey all,

    My 4GB Nano is on 'Manually manager songs and photos' and everything seems to work fine *except* ratings and play counts aren't syncing up.

    Photos and podcasts are syncing fine and I've clicked 'Update' to no avail.

    I am missing something? I've done a decent amount of research and I've poked around iTunes and the iPod and I can't see anything that isn't properly configured.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Ratings are a little thing, but they're alot of fun and help make really killer Smart Playlists!

    Thanks!
     
  2. EGT
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    EGT

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    Most of the stuff on my Nano is from smart playlists based on rating and playcounts. I haven't actually checked if the playcounts and ratings (sometimes i change them) are syncing ok, but i assume they are. They do with the big iPod.

    Have you downloaded the latest version of iTunes? An update has been released today.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    Loge

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    #3
    You haven't done anything wrong. Play count and rating information is not updated if you are using manual updating of songs/playlists/photos.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Loge!

    Thanks for the reply.

    If I put the ipod on auto manager then it picks all these random songs from my 20+gig collection. It's not really the way I want to use my nano.

    What can I do? Why can't it sync the details, that seems odd since it updates podcasts. I mean, it's just a bit of XML isn't it?

    Is there something I can do to perform a "bacth sync" ? Maybe some trick I can do once every couple of days to things in check?

    Or some other way to manager the nano and still keep the songs I want?


    Thanks!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well ... I think I found the work-around.

    --NOTE-- You _have_ to have your iPod set to "auto-manage" in order to get stuff like Ratings to sync between the iPod and the computer. This is by design I assume (though it makes the "manaully manage" option *much* weaker in my mind).

    So, I made a playlist called Nano, treated that as if it were the mounted Nano drive and "manually" managed the songs in that collection. Picking and choosing songs and albums until I filled up about 4 gigs.

    Plugged in iPod and viola! Play counts, last played, ratings ... all good! Finally!

    Everything syncs and I still get to "manually manage" all 4 gigs on my Nano.

    Problem solved!
     

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