Losing playlist spot every time?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Julien, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    #1
    Have been using the iPhone since day 1 and I'm sort of use to it losing the current playlist song from time to time. However since updating to 2.x it will forget the song playing almost ever time I switch to the iPhone function. I'm obsessive about keeping my playlist meta data and playing the songs in order. Is everyone experiencing this problem? I've started opening Notes and listing thee last song played so I can get back to the correct song. How are others dealing with this problem?
     
  2. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Can anyone else confirm this problem? Could it be I have a hardware problem?
     
  3. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Yesterday it didn't record metadata and lost playlist and today it did it again. That is the first time I have lost metadata 2 days in a row (losing playlist is all to common). Don't others use the iPhone as an iPod and if so aren't you bothered by the constant forgetting of where you are in the playlist?
     
  4. insocal macrumors regular

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    Thanks for REPLYING on my other post.

    Yeah, very annoying. I don't know what the heck to do about it.

    I'll check with that other poster back in the other thread.

    Thanks!
     
  5. bushido Suspended

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    here comes a noob question:

    what is playlist meta data to begin with :confused:
     
  6. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

    Julien

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    First it is actually 2 issues.

    1. Most common problem example: You have a Playlist with 100 songs in the order you want to listen to them and start with song #1. Lets say you listen to 15 songs that day. The next time you start the iPod function it's not likely to remember that it should start play at song #16 the way all iPods do. It will just show the play list like you have never used it and you must 'guess' where you left off.

    2. Metadata is all the extra data added to a song like track name, time, play-date, year, artist, play-count and ....... I sort my playlist for my iPhone in iTunes by last date played to bottom. Very often the iPhone will not tag a series of songs that have been played with the new play-date and increased play-count (it acts like it didn't even play them). This means I can't maintain a proper play sort since the same songs will be sorted to the top of my playlist.
     

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