Does iTunes read the "play counts" from my iPod? (example: "Top 25 Most played")

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  1. sdschramm

    sdschramm Member

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    Just as the title says, I was wondering if my iPod keeps tracks of how many times I play songs, skip songs, etc. And if that information IS collected, is it synced with iTunes.

    Reason being, I used to never play music from iTunes. I always played it from my iPod and therefore, if I went to the smart playlist called "Top 25 most played" on my iPod, the top 25 songs that where "most played" where never right. It seemed it was always the top most played songs that where played in iTunes and not on my iPod. (I can tell because my favorite songs weren't in there)

    Now that I have played music in iTunes more often, it seems as if the "Top 25 most played" is a little more accurate as some of my favorite songs are now in that playlist.

    So I was wondering, did something change, or has it always been this way?

    Does anyone have an exact definition of this? Is it the top most played in iTunes, or the most played on my iPod?
  2. touchhacker101

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    they were never right because iTunes/iPod counts 1 time played as a song played from beginning to end. I had the same idea, but then i realized because I rarely listen to my songs from beginning to end.
  3. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

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    it does count (changes count when u sync), and its the most played songs in your library(can be played anywhere)
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    oh...
    i tried with my ipod and it doesnt

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  5. Touchme16

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    yea mines to it dosen't update when i sync but on my iPod it's accurate.
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    yea.. everytime u sync, it checks for play counts
    thats how u get the top 25 list
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    whats on the number one of the 25? just wondering
  8. sdschramm

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    Title: Casting Such A Thin Shadow
    By: Underoath
    On: Define The Great Line

    Its like the best song I've found yet. gets me every time (but you have to hear the whole thing)

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