iPod classic not updating play counts

Discussion in 'iPod' started by 8bitrevolution, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. 8bitrevolution macrumors member

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    I was wondering if anyone had this problem with their classics.

    I have my 80gb synching to a playlist and when I plugged it in last night, I noticed that it hadn't updated any of my play counts or ratings. In fact, when it synched, the ratings I had made on my iPod were erased during the synch so those songs are back to not being rated.

    Anyone else having this problem? I tried synching three or four times and it still didn't update. Also, is it just me, or does the new classic seem really slow in iTunes? I'm running a dual processor G5 with 2gigs of RAM so my system shouldn't be lagging like that.
     
  2. clemsnide macrumors newbie

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    I am also having this problem (160gb Classic, XP). Latest firmware of iPod and iTunes. Who else? The more noise we make, the quicker it gets fixed and I can use smart playlists again...
     
  3. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 80gb Calssic and I manually manage my music but i've been noticing when I plug my iPod in, none of the songs I've listened to have playcounts. If I reset my iPod though it starts counting again. Its done this about 3-4 times since I got it 2 weeks ago.
     
  4. BenJolene macrumors newbie

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    My 3G Nano is having the same problem. Some songs get the play counts updated, others do not. It appears to be pretty random.

    Also, some songs that I have unchecked become checked again when I plug the Nano back into the computer. Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well this doesn't sound good. i'll double check and see if my new nano does this or not.

    i think my iPhone does have this problem sometimes
     
  6. 8bitrevolution thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm glad to see someone else is having these problems.

    As someone mentioned, it seems pretty damn random. Some play counts get updated, others don't. It also wiped the ratings I applied to songs on my iPod if it didn't update the play count.

    I'm still occasionally getting the first song skipped when I select an album from Coverflow.

    And finally, to get all my iPod complaining out of the way, has anyone had problems when connecting the iPod to their computer? My iPod crashed my freakin' Powermac yesterday. That's the first time in my two years of using OS X that I've actually had the whole OS go down. I can't help but feel like I'm getting the shaft from Apple just because I have a PPC based machine.
     
  7. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    I think my iPod touch might be doing this too.
     
  8. enkydu macrumors newbie

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    same problem in Apple forums with iPod Nano 3g

    new ipods have problems with syncing playcount, last play date...

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1122744&tstart=15

    i quote GregMac1213: "Assigning ratings on the iPod can stop your play counts from updating. In my tests, any song played before assigning a rating to a song is updated properly. Any song played after assigning the rating will not have its play counts updated. And the rating is not transferred to iTunes either.

    There might be other scenarios that can disrupt play counts. But I've stopped playing games and assigning ratings, and my play counts have been consistently updating correctly."
     
  9. 8bitrevolution thread starter macrumors member

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    Ridiculous. My latest dealings with Apple have been crap. I'm starting to think they're stretching themselves too far and too thin.

    It seems like the new interface on the classic and nano wasn't properly tested and polished - this feels more like someone trying to emulate Apple's products, not Apple themselves.
     
  10. enkydu macrumors newbie

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    when they fix all problems with new ipods?

    I want buy new Nano next week, but new iPods have too many problems :confused:

    I belive, that they fix all problems with next firmware update... New generation iPods seems like public beta version of new firmware :mad:, but beta products are for testers free no for houndreds dolars...
     
  11. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    I can confirm this is happening on my touch for sure now.

    I do not play games (obviously), and have not yet applied any ratings via the iPod (only in iTunes, and these aren't the affected songs).

    I will try a reset (not a restore though) tonight and see if that clears it up.
     

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