Determining iTunes library statistics

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Q: I’d really like to try and characterize my listening habits based on my play counts, ratings, and the spread of artists and genres I have in my library.

I’ve been trying to get a handle on some of this data by copying my library data into a spreadsheet as per your Ask iLounge article from 8-18-05, but there must be a better way. Any ideas?

– Jeff

A: Absolutely. There’s a neat website called iTunesRegistry that allows you to upload the XML version of your iTunes Library file, and it will automatically process it, analyze it, and prepare a multitude of graphs and statistics for you to browse. Additionally, it allows you to compare your library to those of other iTunesRegistry users. Try it out!

Another similar site is MusicMobs.

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Jerrod H.

Jerrod was a contributing editor at iLounge. He mostly wrote articles about iTunes and iPod accessories. He was known for his in-depth knowledge of both topics and was often able to provide readers with unique insights into the world of Apple products.