iTunes 11.0.1 Show Play Counts?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NewAnger, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    Other than in playlists, how do I view play counts in iTunes? I can't seem to find a way to show them anymore. I used to have the play count column in the old iTunes versions.
  2. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    It's still there in title view - have you tried right-clicking on the header column? All the other "column-less" views don't support it of course.
  3. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    FYI the column is called 'Plays' now. I had to look down the list a couple times.
  4. Ledgem macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    Don't be surprised if some of your play counts have been reset. I had a few albums with hundreds of listens on the songs, and some (but not all) had the play count completely reset. The "last play" date wasn't reset, though. I don't know what caused it or why, and I discovered it too late to make restoring my old iTunes database worthwhile. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a big deal. I don't know if it's still happening or if it was a one-time thing when upgrading from iTunes 10 to iTunes 11.

    I found a few other discussions of other users having the same issue, but I hope it isn't a widespread thing.
  5. randy98mtu macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2009
    I think it is widespread. I pulled my oldest backup (unfortunately only December when i got my new Mini) and it has then current counts for about 40 of my 80 or so messed up songs. When I opened that library on another computer, my playcounts showed up and immediately reset to 0. It seems to be related to metadata changing. I turned off my WiFi on my second computer, opened iTunes and unchecked the thing about show purchases under the store tab. After that I turned WiFi back on and opened iTunes again and the song I was watching didn't get reset this time. Back on my Mini, after unchecking the show purchases, now if I click on one of the songs with a reset playcount, some metadata will change back to what I changed it to many moons ago.

    I agree it's not the end of the world, but I use playcounts for smart playlists and such. I have grown proud of my library with all of my play history going back 6 years plus. I am pretty much done using iTunes store at this point, as CD's I imported and tagged myself haven't gotten messed with at all.

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