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Syncing Play Counts to itunes

Discussion in 'Android Media' started by Scottyent, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Scottyent

    Scottyent Well-Known Member
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    I was wondering if there was a way to sync back information about how many times you listened to a song, to itunes on my computer. Im huge on the smart playlists, especially having my top 50 most listened to. It bothers me if I listen to a song a ton, and it doesn't climb up in the rankings.

    I saw on some site that maybe using TuneWiki (which is what I already use), then linking to last.fm might enable to do this. But how? I saw something about a scrobbler that would help, but I don't get what I would do. Put a scrobbler app on the comp as last.fm is offering, or find a scrobbler app for my phone in order to sync that with itunes?

    Anyone found a good way to do this, or a work around?
     

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  2. Scottyent

    Scottyent Well-Known Member
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    guess not. eh
     
  4. mazz0310

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    I'm looking for a way to do this too. Anyone?
     
  5. Dignan1443

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    I don't think any app will ever surface to sync playcounts with itunes. Even my iPod doesn't even sync playcounts correctly with iTunes!. Last.FM is a great alternative, and it works with almost any music player I can think of. It keeps a record of all your tracks and playcounts on their website. You can view your 'stats' within any period and also look at friends' music 'stats.' Because I listen to music on so many platforms (ipod, android, itunes, linux), my Last.fm playcounts are way more accurate than the itunes playcount. On your android phone, download the app 'ScrobbleDroid' and any music you play on the phone will be tracked to ww.Last.fm (first sign up for a free account) It works with the native android music player, Mixzing, and Meridian.
     
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    And I forgot to add, if you have an ipod, the last.fm application on your PC syncs those tracks to the website as well.
     
  7. Scottyent

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    You have saved my life. This is the beat news I've gotten in awhile haha that scrobbler app was exactly what I wanted but couldn't find it. You are the besttt
     
  8. Scottyent

    Scottyent Well-Known Member
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    I got this all set up with my droid, and my itunes on my computer. Now I'll always have updated play count information! You sir are the best. I'm not particularly OCD in anything in my life, but play count was one of them, and you really solved that problem for me. Much obliged!
     
  9. Tiptopdrop

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    I read this forum post a couple of weeks ago and agreed that this was hole in the Android platform, so I wrote an app. My app "iSyncr" (in the Android Market) will allow you to sync iTunes (Windows Only) playlists with your Android phone. It also runs a service on your phone that keeps track of playcounts, skip counts, and last played time (that is it for now, I'll add last skipped time and other stuff later). So you can effective sync a smart playlist with your Android phone, which is all I really wanted to do to begin with. Note that if you use this, you won't want to sync last.fm back to iTunes, because it will double your playcounts.

    My app is still new and I'm updating it often, so feedback, bugs reports and features are welcome.

    Here is a link to the FAQ and Tutorial for the app
    JRT Studio: iSyncr Tutorial
    JRT Studio: iSyncr FAQ
     
  10. Scottyent

    Scottyent Well-Known Member
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    First of all, thank you so much! Its about time an app like this was made, its so useful! I really appreciate your effort :)

    ...do you think you might be able to add mac support? I have no idea what that entails since I'm not a developer, but if its not too be trouble that would be amazing. All my platforms or mac!
     
  11. Tiptopdrop

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    Mac support requested! Duly noted. Sorry it isn't there right now.
     

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