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Playcounts
Playcounts
06/26/09 at 02:15 PM by Blake Solomon
For graduation/my birthday/christmas/next birthday/next christmas/next graduation I received a new computer.

that's awesome and it rules. Big time.

The only thing that irks me, and it's stupid, I know, is that I lost all the playcounts to my itunes library. I have last.fm, but I only began using it in like February of this year. So as I'm scrolling by I see all these great songs with no plays. I've been trying to listen to some of them so that there's at least a one, but it's really just a daunting task that seems hopeless.

I'm not sure why this bothers me so much, other than I am a big deleter of bad albums I download. I don't want to be a music glutton. So if I see something that's been there a while with no plays, i get rid of it. Sort of a guilt...[read more]
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02:21 PM on 06/26/09
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If it really bothers you (and I sympathize, because that kind of thing bugs me too), there are iTunes scripts that will allow you to add/subtract play counts. I got mine here, but I don't know what you're running, so it may be different for you.
02:31 PM on 06/26/09
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Originally Posted by themadsilentist
If it really bothers you (and I sympathize, because that kind of thing bugs me too), there are iTunes scripts that will allow you to add/subtract play counts. I got mine here, but I don't know what you're running, so it may be different for you.
i'm on a mac. So you just guesstimated or what?
02:39 PM on 06/26/09
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Originally Posted by Blake Solomon
i'm on a mac. So you just guesstimated or what?
Pretty much. I also was able to rip a lot of my music from my iPod to my new Macbook, so I had some base numbers to work from.
03:04 PM on 06/26/09
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Doesn't iTunes store the play counts into a file of some sort that could just be copied and pasted over?
03:13 PM on 06/26/09
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I'm the same way. Not so much anymore cause it's happened so many times in the last four or five years, but it was disheartening when all my play counts were erased. I even make sure that I don't change tracks right before the song ends so that it actually counts it as a play.
03:22 PM on 06/26/09
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Originally Posted by themadsilentist
Pretty much. I also was able to rip a lot of my music from my iPod to my new Macbook, so I had some base numbers to work from.
got it, thanks for the help!

I think i'm just anal enough to do this haha. Not saying you are or whatever, but, umm, yeah, i'm done now.
03:22 PM on 06/26/09
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Originally Posted by Kobrakai09
Doesn't iTunes store the play counts into a file of some sort that could just be copied and pasted over?
i have no idea, but i thought i copied everything from my itunes folder onto this computer. Either way, my old roommate now owns the other computer and he lives 10 hours away. Shucks.
03:29 PM on 06/26/09
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Originally Posted by Blake Solomon
got it, thanks for the help!

I think i'm just anal enough to do this haha. Not saying you are or whatever, but, umm, yeah, i'm done now.
Oh no, I am definitely anal about my iTunes, haha. Glad I could help.
03:44 PM on 06/26/09
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When my hard drive crashed and I had to restore my music library I lost all my play counts. Seeing no playcounts really bothered me too, so I cheated and left music playing 24/7 until every song in my library had at least one playcount. The whole process took about a month.
04:05 PM on 06/26/09
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Originally Posted by uglystar03
When my hard drive crashed and I had to restore my music library I lost all my play counts. Seeing no playcounts really bothered me too, so I cheated and left music playing 24/7 until every song in my library had at least one playcount. The whole process took about a month.
haha, i was gonna say, according to itunes that would take 24.7 days
06:01 PM on 06/26/09
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Originally Posted by uglystar03
When my hard drive crashed and I had to restore my music library I lost all my play counts. Seeing no playcounts really bothered me too, so I cheated and left music playing 24/7 until every song in my library had at least one playcount. The whole process took about a month.
I hate when you have to start from scratch with your play count but, wow, i would not have the patience to do that.
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