Sync and ipod play count question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by welders4mac, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. welders4mac macrumors member


    Aug 11, 2007
    The Great White North
    Hey there!.... :)

    I want to sync my ipod without changing the play count in the itunes app.

    I don't mind adding the count from the ipod to iTunes. But right now it changes the count to match the ipod.

    thank you in advance for any help you can provide

  2. evilspoons macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I'm not sure what you mean here.

    When you sync an iPod with iTunes, iTunes copies all play counts in both directions. If you started with a song that has a playcount of 1 in iTunes and then this song gets synced to the iPod, the iPod will also see a playcount of 1. Then after playing it once on the iPod, the iPod's count increments to 2. When you next connect the iPod to the computer, iTunes sees that it went from 1 to 2 and changes the value so that both iTunes and iPod say 2.

    If you had a second song in the meantime that had a playcount of 1, you played it once on iTunes and not on the iPod at all, iTunes would go to 2 and when syncing with the iPod, the iPod would also see this playcount of 2.

    Do you want iTunes to not count plays on the iPod at all? What is it you need, exactly?
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I don't think that is possible, why does it matter really?

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