How to find individual play dates for songs

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  1. retta283 macrumors 6502a

    retta283

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    In iTunes there is the ability to see the amount of times you have played a song and the last time you played it. Is it possible to see the time that the song was played each time (30 times for example)
     
  2. LinusR macrumors 6502

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    Good question, I've been wondering this myself! Don't know the answer, but I believe the file's metadata don't contain that piece of information... and the library file would blow up massively if it did log that.
     
  3. retta283 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I saved some of my iTunes playlists as XML files and searched through them. It's a bit hard to read, but there are a ton of different dates. Due to lack of clarity I don't know if these are play dates or not...
     
  4. LinusR macrumors 6502

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    Just did the same with one of my playlists but couldn't find many dates... what's the key for the dates you found? Then I can look or them specifically in my file.
     
  5. retta283 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just used Find and looked up 2018... The formatting of the XML file is strange so that's the best way I've found
     

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