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iTunes 11 "Last Played" and playcount not updating?

23198 Views 75 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2013 7:05 AM by JonYaYa RSS
  • Julia v Calculating status...

    Thank you so much for posting this solution! It seems to be working for me so far on OSX 10.6.8. This has been driving me insane since I "upgraded" to itunes11.

    Here's hoping they fix this bug soon, eh.

  • BAFett Calculating status...

    For me, the songs that are not updating are extremely short. Like in the Snatch soundtrack, Avi's Declaration and Kuasehfgaiugh are 7 and 5 seconds long, respectively. They are the only songs I have found so far with this problem.


    Crossfade is off. I never use it. And I'm in the Music area, not a playlist. I cannot explain it.


    Hopefully it's a bug and I'm not an idiot.

  • BAFett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    For any song 10 seconds or less, it does not update the Last Played or Play Count.

  • Al Deaderick Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    It looks like this bug was finally fixed in version 11.0.2! The update was released today, and I'm no longer seeing this behavior. 


    Anyone else get the same results?

  • Frédéric Testuz Calculating status...

    With iTunes 11.0.2, the short tracks are still not updating.

  • kempsl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fixed for me.. and for short tracks too.. Crossfade is turned back on too (and restarted iTunes for good measure).


    However are we sure it ever worked with short tracks? (for some that is).


    I ask, as I remember (and memory is faulty) that the play count, and last played fields being updated always seemed to me as trying to be "smart". What I recall (again not a perfect memory) was that if I played a tune, but didn't play it all the way through, or just sampled part of the song, these data fields did not update. I think the feature was trying to ignore accidental plays, and simply "sampling a song" and trying to identify "real" plays. It seems now, through understanding this bug, that this feature was probably based on how long a tune played for as well as playing through to the end. With crossfade on, you don't really quite get all the way to the end before the next song fades in. Which is probably where the bug showed up, with a change somewhere in the code affecting this functionality.

  • Kasimir13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 4:37 PM (in response to kempsl)

    Definitly not working with songs under 10sec after iTunes 11.0.2 update. Worked fine with iTunes 10.

  • BAFett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's not working for me. I updated to iTunes 11.0.2, restarted my computer, and no change. I'm on a new mac running mountain lion with all the updates, so it's not like if their PC version doesn't work, it's the one for their own product. lame.

  • nathaa Calculating status...

    Crossfade FINALLY works with playcounts ! Thanks Apple, i used to use this feature A LOT

  • Walkersmoon65 Calculating status...

    Yes, I too am a happy man given I use crossfade quite a bit.  It appears to be working again.  Now I can enjoy my massive collection without fear of repeating a handfull of songs that I've heard in the last few hours, days or weeks.  Playcount is an essential feature if you ask me.  I hope the folks at Apple do understand the importance of this feature for people such as myself.  Lastly, thanks to the folks that fixed the glitch...much appreciated.

  • jfheisel Calculating status...

    Update - using iTunes 11.0.2 now, and wanted to note that iTunes is not updating the play count on tracks shorter than, it seems, 10 seconds. Annoying.

  • mrhiggins Calculating status...

    Last Played and Play Count still not updating with tracks shorter than 10 seconds.

  • Flying Pelican Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Last Played is not working for me with any tracks after upgrading from iTunes 10 to 11.0.4      The column is there, but it is blank for all songs.  Not in a playlist or using crossfade.

  • skijazman Calculating status...

    Last played was working when I went on vacation May 10. Came back two weeks later, after having used my iPod Touch to listen to songs on the airplane both ways, and the Last Played showed nothing after May 10. I have since listened to my iPod Touch while mowing the lawn and the Last Played count still does not update. However, when I place it in my Bose Sound Dock, the FIRST song played gets updated in the Last Played but no others.

    I have Crossfade off and Home Sharing unchecked. My version of iTunes is Very frustrating as I use Last Played to help create Playlists. If anyone else has any other solutions, I'd love to hear them.

  • cernunnos62 Calculating status...

    Ever since I set up a smart playlist in iTunes to present  a short list of songs from my collection to be used on my iPhone based on the length of time the song was last played and whether or not the song had been skipped within a set length of time, ITunes has not updated the "Last Played" or "Last Skipped" date after my iPhone has synced with iTunes. This happens with many, but not all of the songs in the playlist. I have been unable to determine any criteria that causes some songs' metadata to update and others' to not. This has been going on through two generations of iPhones and many genereations of iTunes software of which I am now using 11.0.4.  I have never used crossfade, so I don't see what it has to do with it.


    I have an iPhone 5 and am running IOS 6.1.4


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