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Reset skip count without resetting play count?

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How to do this on a PC?
  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,845 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 1:36 AM (in response to htchiu)
    It will need a script. I'll work on it.

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    Various PCs, Windows XP Pro, iPhone3GS iOS4.2.1, 160Gb 1.1.2/2.0.4, 30Gb 1.3, Nano 1.4 - iTunes 10.2.0.34
  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,845 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 3:36 AM (in response to turingtest2)
    Ready. Download the script ClearSkipCount and copy it to a folder of your choice, e.g. iTunes\Scripts. Select the tracks that you want to correct and double-click on the script to run it.

    tt2
    Various PCs, Windows XP Pro, iPhone3GS iOS4.2.1, 160Gb 1.1.2/2.0.4, 30Gb 1.3, Nano 1.4 - iTunes 10.2.0.34
  • TEStazyk Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2012 8:33 PM (in response to turingtest2)

    This script worked fine when I was running Vista.  I have a new computer with Windows 7 (and iTunes 10.5.3.3) and it doesn't seem to work.  If I run the script (with command prompt) A black box flashes on the screen but the skip count isn't affected.  Any thoughts would be most welcome!

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,845 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to TEStazyk)

    Hmm, I always run my scripts by double-clicking from Windows Explorer. There are calls to the WScript interface which perhaps might not be valid if the script is called from the command line, although it all works fine on my XP system.

     

    Make sure you're using the latest version from my website. FWIW you should get an initial dialog box like this:

     

    ClearSkipCount.png

     

    Do other VB scripts run OK? I'll try to get access to a Windows 7 box just to confirm how this particular script behaves. I'm still  using XP on my own machines but have tested other scripts, based on the same core routines, on Windows 7 and they have been OK.

     

    tt2

    Various PCs, iTunes 10.5.2.11, Windows XP Pro, iPad 2,iPhone3GS,iPod Classic+Nano
  • TEStazyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to turingtest2)

    Thanks for the quick response!  I went back to your website and downloaded the script again and saved it in a \scripts folder in iTunes.  When I double click on it, all that happens is Notepad opens with the text.  I must be missing something.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,845 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to TEStazyk)

    Likely solution

    The VBS association got associated to Notepad, usually accidentally with the Open With option. You will just need to change the Current Default program for the .vbs file extension (Name) to C:\Windows\System32\wscript.exe (Microsoft Windows Based Script Host) instead of Notepad. Method Two in this tutorial will show you how to if needed.

    tt2

    Various PCs, iTunes 10.5.2.11, Windows XP Pro, iPad 2,iPhone3GS,iPod Classic+Nano
  • TEStazyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 9:56 PM (in response to turingtest2)

    Thanks, that all worked but now when I try to run the script I'm getting "Can't find script engine "VBScript" for script "C:\Users\Work\Desktop\csc.vbs"

     

    Microsoft forums have lots of info about this message but nothing seems to be working.  FYI I'm running Windows 7 64 bit and had McAfee which I uninstalled using the McAfee uninstall too.  So as far as I know I've touched all the bases.  I'm sure the problem is on my end your script worked fine before. 

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,845 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 11:19 PM (in response to TEStazyk)

    Try this one.

    You get the error message "Can't find script engine VBScript" because the dynamic link library (DLL) VBScript.DLL is not properly installed on your compter.  Is is unlikely this file (VBScript.DLL) is missing, so all you have to do is type "regsvr32 VBScript" in a Command Prompt or in the Run Dialog (Start -> Run) like the screenshot below.

     

     

    If successful, you will get the following message:

     

     

    And you are done.

    tt2

    Various PCs, iTunes 10.5.2.11, Windows XP Pro, iPad 2,iPhone3GS,iPod Classic+Nano
  • TEStazyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 11:58 PM (in response to turingtest2)

    Thanks TT.  I do that and get the message that the register is successful but I still get the same message when I launch the script.  There is actually a windows forum that talks about what to do in those cases but none of that stuff works either and it involves twiddling stuff in the registry, etc. 

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,845 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 1:18 AM (in response to TEStazyk)

     

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  • TEStazyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to turingtest2)

    That sums it up pretty well!  Thanks very much for all your help and quick responses.  I'm sure there is something somewhere causing a conflict.  I'll let you know if I stumble on something that works.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,845 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 11:17 AM (in response to TEStazyk)

    I was toying with the idea of porting the script to vb.Net just to see if I can. It should be trivially easy, but I still need to eek out a little quiet time between demands at home and work in which to do it.

     

    tt2

  • Gezzs Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to htchiu)

    Thanks TT2. Works a treat for me on my Win 7-64bit PC!

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