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Authored by: artistry on Apr 02, '05 06:35:12AM

I think the iPod shuffle doesn't store time and date info so it can't add such details to its play count.

Because I'm using my shuffle to listen to music I've not played for a while I have a couple of linked smart playlists I use to get round the problem.

The first selects all rock music with a play count of zero. The Shuffleplaylist is updated from this.

A second smart playlist lists any rock music with a play count of '1' and last played date before 2003. This effectively lists any tracks I've listened to on my Shuffle.

I then select these and apply the 'new last played date' script from Doug's Apple Scripts site.

It's a bit of a complext workaround but it works - only because I'm being quite specific about the tracks I'm listening to on my shuffle, of course. In a couple of years when I've heard all the tracks I've got, it won't be so useful ;-)

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