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iTunes Last Played time off by 1 Hour

493 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 6:17 AM by mjcm_nl RSS
mjcm_nl Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
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Oct 28, 2012 4:28 AM

Hi Guyz,

 

I am on SE Asia Time (GMT+7) and my PC clock is set correctly, but every time I play song in iTUnes, it's Last Played time is off (earlier) by exactly 1 Hour.

 

Anyone why it's doing that.

 

Example

 

Now it's 18:27 and the song will say last played 17:27

 

Strange

 

Thanks

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,425 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to mjcm_nl)

    Europe ended Summer Time this weekend, and the USA will end Daylight Savings Time next weekend.  Stuff gets all screwed up at this time of year.  )-:

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,425 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:38 AM (in response to mjcm_nl)

    MJCM-NL,

     

    One year I had a similar problem (with Outlook, not iTunes) that turned out to be a missing Windows patch that was intended to correctly address the world-wide variations in daylight start/stop times. You probably have a similar thing going on.  

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,425 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:21 AM (in response to mjcm_nl)

    MJM, 

     

    Good, let us know how it works out.

     

    Cheers,

    Ed

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,425 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 6:26 AM (in response to mjcm_nl)

    M,  Good luck!  Ed.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to mjcm_nl)

    Just to chime in here I've also found an "interesting" issue with iTunes reporting of time values which resonates. I've been working on a script called SyncStats which attempts to import play counts, ratings, etc. from a device that has been manually managed. Yesterday, after updating one library with, say the last played time from the other, iTunes was displaying the two times with an hour difference between them. For the purposes of my script I've switched the test to compare the date only rather than the date & time. I suspect somewhere there is some clever code that is supposed to convert all stored times into UTC values as they are written and read back, but it probably isn't used absolutely consistently, or makes some assumptions about summertime changes. Here in the UK we changed last weekend rather than this weekend for the USA. I've just temporarily reinstated the earlier code and now that 1 hour gap has disappeared.

     

    tt2

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