3860 Views 18 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2012 2:11 PM by Bill Spears
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2011 12:26 AM (in response to skiman1818)Do you mean when syncing an ipod? Mine seem to be doing OK.
lastfm scrobbling is broken, but itunes is showing recent plays OK.iMac 10.5/ Win 7/WinXP, Windows 7, external hard drive, older iPods
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2011 8:43 AM (in response to Katrina S.)I should have clarified. Yes, it seems to be updating OK if I play songs in iTunes but sometimes the last play and plays do not update when syncing with my iPod Classic.Dell, Windows Vista, Inspiron
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2011 2:35 PM (in response to skiman1818)I have the same problem as well and it has been going on for about a month. It will sometimes sync the plays from my ipod, but not all the time, and actually not very often. It's very frustrating.Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2011 3:46 PM (in response to skiman1818)skiman1818,
This occurs intermittently when syncing an iPod. When I first noticed it, I tried a reset, a restore, etc, and it did not guarantee correct update of the Last Played date. Since I have a lot of smart playlists which depend on Last Played date, this was activating my OCD big-time.
Eventually I updated iTunes, got a new computer, and got a new iPod, and it still did not guarantee correct update.
The only thing that seems to be foolproof is to *only sync your iPod right after a Windows system restart.* Slow and clumsy I know, but seems to work. If there is a better solution out there, I am all ears.Windows 7, and 16GB Nano
AAAArgh. I took a bunch of Windows updates, restarted the PC, and tried to sync my ipod. It wouldn't even recognize it was plugged in until I did a reset while it was attached. All those plays are lost and my smart playlists are horked now.
I sent some feedback. Maybe if enough people report it, it will get fixed.
Ever hopefully yours, Katrina
edit- forgot to mention. Mine has had problems with me needing to sync it twice for the past few versions, but only if a Nike+ workout was waiting. Now it just lost the whole shebang.
Don't know if you are all using Nike+ or not.
Message was edited by: Katrina S.iMac 10.5/ Win 7/WinXP, Windows 7, external hard drive, older iPods
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2011 7:57 PM (in response to skiman1818)This is an ancient bug.
I wrote about it and a few others in 10/09 . It's not Windows specific, I'm Mac only.
It comes, it goes, it comes again. I assume the iTunes code base is a mess.
There's no fix.
 http://tech.kateva.org/2009/10/apple-breaks-smart-playlists-on-iphone.htmli5 iMac 27, iPhone OS 3.1.2, MacBook Core-2 Duo, G5 iMac, G3 iBook, Mac mini
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2011 9:48 PM (in response to jfaughnan)jfauhgnan, Interesting info, thanks. I too posted about it in 2009: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1965543&tstart=0 (However, my follow-up post that it was solved turned out to be only temporary.)
I agree, it does seem odd that the bug would persist unfixed for this long. Smart playlists are one of the jewels of iTunes, and having a bug that causes inaccurate "Last Played" dates tends to undermine their value.
Message was edited by: ed2345Windows 7, and 16GB Nano
I suspect less than 1% of their customers use smart playlists. Apple has increasingly focused on removing little used features from their products, and focusing on the needs of the core customer.
You and I are outliers. In many ways iTunes was designed for the power user, but that's not how Apple plays these days.
I'm not surprised it breaks often. I suspect fixing it is a very low priority.i5 iMac 27, iOS 4, MacBook Core-2 Duo, G5 iMac, G3 iBook, Mac mini
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2011 10:59 AM (in response to skiman1818)same thing happened to me! Since March 12th my iPod plays are not updating, and therefore I can't scrobble them to last.fm (but that's a least concerning problem).
Have you guys noticed that if you play your iPod songs from iTunes is DOES update the date last played, but not from the iPod itself. Tried everything - resetting, changing date and back, auto diagnostics - nothing helps
could that be due to recent iTunes updates?PC, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2011 11:42 AM (in response to skiman1818)I've just figured out that it's iTunes' problem - it resets your recent play count updates and that's why the playlists do not update! I think I should try downgrading iTunes version to 10.0.(smth)PC, Windows XP Pro
+refers to iPod play counts / last played tracks+
I think I've found out why does it happen. The file "Play Counts" in the iPod Control->iTunes folder appeared to be corrupted. That's why the play counts didn't update and therefore, depending playlists. Try renaming it (it may say "can't access the file" but don't pay attention to it, or try pressing Esc instantly after renaming) to PC or whatever you fancy. And there IS a chance that next time you disconnect it, it will start collecting internal listening data again. Let me know if it helped.PC, Windows XP Pro