iTunes and "Date Added"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikeyz54, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. mikeyz54 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    I'm having problems with syncing TV shows to my iphone.
    Basically, the TV shows weren't bought/added in order of episode number, e.g. I got ep 10 first, then 7, then 13 etc.
    Now, I want to sync 10 eps at a time, so I'm using the "sync 10 most unrecent unwatched episodes" function.
    However, itunes then syncs the oldest 10 eps that have been marked as new, so my 10 eps on the iphone look like: 1,2,3,6,18,19,21,22,23,26

    Is there any way to either change the "Date added" information, or a way around this, without manually selecting 10 eps to "mark as new" every times I sync?

  2. bankshot macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2003
    Southern California
    Unfortunately the Date Added field is one of the few (maybe the only?) that can't be edited either in iTunes or through AppleScript. The only way to really do it is to change your system clock, then re-add the file. Kind of a pain.
  3. txr0ckabilly macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2008
    Southwest Louisiana
    seems to me, you could delete all of them from your library but not from your machine. than just re-add them. they'll all have the same date then.

Share This Page