Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 7:27 AM (in response to Nick Peck)
Yes, I am still seeing this issue with very short tracks, even with crossfade turned off. My only suggestion is to twiddle our thumbs until Apple releases a new version that fixes this bug.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 6:59 AM (in response to Al Deaderick)
Open your preferences, select "Playback Preferences" and turn off "Crossfade Songs" (the first option in the menu) and itunes will resume counting your playbacks.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 7:07 PM (in response to The Laughing Imp)
I've updated to iTunes 11.0.1 and I'm still seeing the same behavior.
Play counts are not updated unless Crossfade is turned off.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to Al Deaderick)
Even with crossfades selected, it not only doesn't update the play counts and last played info, it doesn't crossfade
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 3:25 PM (in response to Al Deaderick)
Same here... It gives you some false hope, as upon turning crossfade on, for the first song in a playlist the "last played" is updated... then it reverts to the broken behaviour. I noticed the same thing happening with the original 11.0 release too.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 6:48 PM (in response to kempsl)
Very disppointing that not fixed by 11.01. Come on Apple sort it out please.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to The Laughing Imp)
It seems they did fix the missing "Show Doubles" feature, but that this problem got skipped in this small update. I guess this will be in 10.0.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to The Laughing Imp)
I'm the original poster and I wanted to give an update since others are still reporting problems.
Definitely turning off crossfade works for the majority of us. I've been running v11.0.1 thru the paces this morning and I can report that yes, it seems this bug survived. However, there have been some improvements. With crossfade turned off I get consistent play count and last played updating even if Up Next is engaged. This means that the iTunes DJ replacement is finally usable to me.
Up Next seems to have two states indicated by a black or blue-highlight status. If black, you can still rearrange the upcoming songs in the Up Next playlist. With crossfade off, play counts and last played dates are now consistently updated. If you click on the encircled > next to a song and select "Play Next", then the Up Next icon is highlighted. In 11.0 this would inconsistently update playcount, etc. even with crossfade turned off. I'm seeing consistent updating now as long as crossfade is turned off. This is inconsistent behavior for Up Next, but for me it is consistently updating that meta data now.
Anybody else seeing this improvement?
Side note: My bug report to Apple about this was closed because it was a dupe. However, the first bug report was also closed. Since it wasn't my bug report, I cannot access it to see why. Obviously, this bug is still present. I regret I have no further info to give you.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 1:23 AM (in response to Cenobyte)
clearly means that test scenarios aren't being re-used, which clearly indicates poor testing practices at Apple. But hey, testing isn't "cool", is it?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to Mike Reys)
I experienced the problem of Last Played & Plays not updating for tracks less than ~10 seconds. I copied such a track to my iPhone (4/6.0.1), played it on the iPhone then synced. This resulted in the Last Played & Plays being updated as expected.
Bronx cheer to those at Apple responsible for this bug-ridden release. For a company with so many resources this shoddy release is a low point. Rewrite is a lame excuse.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to robqesq)
That sorted it for me!
i found that going into "edit", "preferences" and then "sharing" and checking the box marked "home sharing computers and devices update play counts" worked for me!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 10:25 PM (in response to The Laughing Imp)
I've been having the same problem.
My crossfade was off and the problem didn't go away when I turned it on and off.
What did get the recently played tunes to dissappear from my playlists was closing and restarting itunes.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 9:41 PM (in response to The Laughing Imp)
None of the above have worked for me. I've tried every permutation of the suggestions everyone has suggested, ... and nothin'. And I never used CrossFade anyway...
One oddity I can't explain, problem seems to happen for files less than 10-20 seconds in duration (I haven't narrowed it down yet), but, audio clips with "empty" stars (not no stars) do seem to get updated just fine (but I don't have many of those, so it's hard to be sure about that).
Also, I wonder if playing files via SmartPlaylists vs must playing them via Music/Songs.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to The Laughing Imp)
Play count and last played not working from devices since iTunes 11 upgrade. Had crossfade on; turned off, no help. Homesharing updating count has always been on. Changing a rating on a song post quickly! Have not been able to use smart lists for "least listnened to" music.
The strang thing? I have live-updating turned on, on my smart playlists. My devices will properly remove the song from the playlist after playing; but itunes "last played" date is NOT updated. So, the "smart" list will grab the same songs after a while.
have tried all the following:
Puchased AAC files
smart lists on device
regular list on device