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Resetting incorrect playcounts

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By Jerrod H.

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Published: Friday, September 9, 2005
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, iTunes, Music

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Q: Over the past several months I have noticed an oddity in my iTunes library, and it seems to be spreading. Seemingly at random about 1/3 of my songs are developing an extremely negitive playcount value (i.e. -1101560161)! I’m not super concerned with getting the correct playcount back, but I would like to at least set them back to zero. How would I go about doing that?

- Derek

A: While we’re not sure how this problem may have arisen, we can surely easily fix it. First, collect all the negative-playcount songs into one area, either by sorting your library via the “Playcount” column header or via a Smart Playlist specifying playcounts less than zero. Then, select all the affected songs (by holding down the shift key while clicking between the top and bottom affected songs), right-click, and choose “Reset Play Count”. That’s it! Your playcounts on the affected songs should be returned to zero.

Jerrod H. is an iLounge Contributing Editor, with frequent contributions to our iPod 101 and 201 tutorials, plus occasional hardware and software product reviews.

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Comments

1

I haven’t gotten an Ipod yet but I plan on getting one soon.  Do you know if there is another way to get music on there wihtout using the Itunes system? Or the Itunes system and another system?

Posted by Sallypingo on September 10, 2005 at 9:06 PM (PDT)

2

I went to add recently purchased songs to my ipod and I got a message that said that some of the songs in my library cannot be copied to my ipod (they were in my ipod before) and then it wiped out a bunch of songs I’ve already purchased!!!  What do I do to get my songs back on my ipod?????

Posted by nusspenton on September 11, 2005 at 8:34 AM (PDT)

3

I have a 40gb ipod for Windows XP,  and now an upgraded v10 of MMJB - which means they are incompatible! So I’m trying to use ephpod to transfer music to my ipod; however I get a continuing error messsage
“list index error” which does not allow me to save changes to my ipod. And I can’t seem to find the meaning of this error message.

Posted by mikasan33 on September 11, 2005 at 9:01 PM (PDT)

4

1) Instead of iTunes, can i download music from Napster or MSN Music and load it in my ipod?

2) Which one is better Napster or MSN Music?

Posted by bombi866 on September 15, 2005 at 7:01 PM (PDT)

5

the question that wilson asked, his problem was having to delete files directly and not thru itunes but did not want itunes arranging his files. If you change ur itunes folder to the folder with all your files in, and then disable itunes managing the folder, then when you delete a clear a file in itunes it will ask you if you want to move the file to the recycle bin!

Posted by newso on September 20, 2005 at 5:54 PM (PDT)

6

i have duplicated artists and i tried the right-click make all artists the same thing and it still didnt do anything

Posted by XxaaronzZ on June 12, 2006 at 3:44 PM (PDT)

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