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Can't individually reset play and skip count

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knightbr Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Apr 3, 2010 1:03 AM
Looks like the ability to reset skip count independent of play count has been removed. Resets both. Or is there a new way to do it I am missing?
  • geehaad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 12, 2010 6:45 AM (in response to knightbr)
    I'm on a Windows OS, but same thing here.

    This was how I kept track of the songs that I want to permanently delete, by skipping it when it played on my iPhone. If I hear a song that I want to keep but don't want to hear at the moment, I would reset skip count once I did a sync. I suppose I could reset both counts, but it is kind of nice to keep the original play count since it's a song that I want to keep.

    Very strange to simply remove functionality without giving another method of achieving it.
    Windows, Windows XP Pro
  • ClaudeGauthier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 19, 2010 8:06 PM (in response to geehaad)
    I agree with the previous 2 comments. I used the "reset skip count" feature a few times every week to identify and remove mediocre songs from my ipod. Now I can't reset the skip counts so I waste time reviewing songs that were skipped but that I had previously identified as keepers. Much wasted time for me! They had a feature which worked well and then they take it away. They should have measured it's use prior to removing it.
    Unhappy Apple customer.
    -Claude
    Dell PC, Windows XP
  • blue439 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 30, 2010 3:43 PM (in response to knightbr)
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • rlight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2010 8:24 PM (in response to knightbr)
    This is very disappointing. I use the skip and play counts in most of my smart play lists. There are times when I will inadvertently skip a song that I like a lot and without the ability to reset the value, managing my music has become much more difficult.

    If anyone that works for Apple reads these threads, please put the feature back. No one really cares that the pop-up menus are long when the trade off is a lack of functionality.
    Windows Vista
  • Mike1161 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 7, 2010 6:37 PM (in response to rlight)
    I agree, very disappointing. I used the skip count to not have a lot of my kid's music in my playlists. I don't want to reset both the play count & skip count together.
    iMac Core2 Duo 20", Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • bkuepper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 2:41 PM (in response to knightbr)

    I found a work around for the feature they took away.

     

    Cut and paste this into notepad:

     

    var ITTrackKindFile = 1;

    var objApp = WScript.CreateObject("iTunes.Application");

    var tracks = objApp.SelectedTracks;

    var numTracks = tracks.Count;

    var i = 0;

     

    while (numTracks != 0)

    {

    var currTrack = tracks.Item(numTracks);

     

    if (currTrack.Kind == ITTrackKindFile)

    {

    // currTrack.PlayedCount = 12 // take the first set of "//" away to use play reset

    currTrack.SkippedCount = 0

    }

    numTracks--;

    i++;

    }

     

    Save it as:  ResetSkip.js

     

    Now highlight one or more songs in iTunes and double click the ResetSkip.js (where ever you save it) file and boom!…the skips are gone without touching the play counts.

     

    You can also edit the file to clear the play counts, or set the paly and skip counts to any number.

     

    -b

  • Jamesyp123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to bkuepper)

    Thanks bkuepper..Just what i needed!

  • japheth1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to bkuepper)

    you are awesome thanks that was just perfect !!! " it just works" haha

  • geehaad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 8:31 AM (in response to knightbr)

    The above script posted by bkuepper threw an error on my Win7 laptop, but I kept searching and found this discussion:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/13157158#13157158

     

    turingtest2 posted a link to ClearSkipCount, which is a vbscript that worked well for me.  The instructions are the same as bkuepper's instructions above (but with a different script to save/run, obviously).

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